Hounslow Parent Carers Forum is a group of Hounslow-based parents/carers of children/young people (aged 0 to 25 years) with disabilities or special educational needs.
The Forum meets monthly to discuss real issues that affect families such as health, education and employment. Professionals from organisations including the local authority are invited to share their current plans and to hear what parents have to say. It is also a place to share information parent to parent and to ask questions. There is regular attendance from the Short Breaks team.
The forum is led by parent carers, Aldona Zywicka-Thornton (Chair) & Joy Wilson (Admin) and Matthew Newman who organises the Men Care Too group.
The meeting starts at 10.15 - 12.30 and has minutes and an agenda to record parents ideas and concerns. These are used to inform policy making within Hounslow.
We also hold a coffee morning every other month in Hounslow Town Centre, and alternate months at other venues across the borough.
We also run a support group for parents/carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities who are Home Educated for whatever reason or whose parents are just thinking about it.This is for any borough.
And lastly but by no means leastly we have started a mens group called 'Men Too', to help support men, be it dads, grandads, uncles, brothers etc.
If you are a Hounslow parent/carer and would like to be on our mailing list please email us at email@example.com or use the "become a member" page on this website.
We also have an associate mailing list for organisations who are interested in what the Forum is doing. Please email the above email address and ask to be added to the associate list.
Meeting monthly at:
Hounslow Youth Centre
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