Families matter to us
Our Family Support Service offers support to families with children and young adults, up to the age of 25 years, with special educational needs and disabilities in Westminster and Harrow. We also provide support to parent carers of adults with learning disabilities in Westminster. Our support can be long term or one-off and we can visit families in their own homes or at other community based sites including Rainbow Family Centre and Tresham Play Centre in Westminster and Kids Can Achieve, Harrow.
We work closely with internal and external agencies to offer support to families and their children during the often complex transition from adolescence to adulthood. We support the family to manage the change, to enable them to be able to help the young person to develop the skills and personal confidence needed for adulthood.
We set up activities for parents, carers and siblings of children with disabilities. We run events, workshops and training sessions, as well as annual day trips, residential breaks and parties for parents and carers and siblings.
This independent service is largely funded by The Westminster Society.
We have an Early Years Keyworker based in the team who supports families of children aged 5 and under, who have had, or are likely to have a diagnosis of disability (particularly where the child’s needs are complex), to ensure that parents are being heard and supported at this crucial stage of early planning for their child.
A key part of our work is about enabling meaningful involvement and participation of parents, carers and families, to do this we support the work of Parent Carer Forums; Westminster Parents Participation Group (WPPG) and Harrow Parents 4 Disabled Children (HP4DC) and have recently taken on a role supporting the Brent’s Parent Carer Forum.
We offer this service in the following areas
11 Bravington Road, London, W9 3AB
020 8968 2690
To find out more contact
Kathryn Fast, Family Services Team Manager
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