Cumbria Local Parent and Family Support Groups
Parent and Family support groups are a great way to meet other parents & families for practical and emotional support. The groups listed in the 'related services' on the right-hand side are run by local parents and carers of children with additional needs.
Not only are there several support groups around the County, we also have a statutory parent carer forum.
The forum work in co-production with Cumbria County Council, NHS Trust, and with other professional bodies that provide Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services.
All the members of SENDAC are parent/family carers themselves and SENDAC is run on a volunteer basis to improve the services and ensure that parent/family carers feel listened to and valued by the professional bodies, and to work in co-production with them to improve SEND provisions across the County.