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- Earliest award date
- 10 Aug 1998
- Latest award date
- 18 Oct 2017
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This group will develop their advice, information and support project for families with disabled children (0-25), with a focus on Black and Minority Ethnic and East European communities. The project will provide intensive support for carers going through crisis and those who themselves have disabilities. It will run sessions which will cover housing, stress management, counselling, and challenging behaviour. The project will also offer home visits to offer support to parents who are unable to attend.
Towards the salary of the regional development officer working throughout the North East.
Towards the salaries of two posts to support parent carers of children with disabilities in the North East and Cumbria.
Southall Family Outreach Project 10 Dec 2008
This project provides support for families caring for a child with any disability or additional needs in the Southall area of the London Borough of Ealing. The project will develop their skills and confidence, enabling families to participate more actively in the local community. It will support families in accessing benefits, service entitlements and resources available to them. It will also provide opportunities to meet other families in similar circumstances.
This London-based group will provide educational workshops for families with disabled children over a period of five years. Free workshops will be delivered equally across North West England, the West Midlands and London Boroughs of Ealing, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southall, Southwark, Merton and Wandsworth. Activities including cookery, swimming and music will enable parents and children aged 5-16 years old to learn new skills whilst overcoming communication or behavioural problems, and lack of confidence.
Lewisham - Parent Engagement and Support Project 13 Apr 2010
This project will provide information, advice and support for parents of disabled children living in Lewisham. It will employ a new family worker who will provide face to face support to families on issues such as how to access services and how to link with other parents in similar situations. A range of workshops and support groups will be set up to encourage parents with disabled children to get together, share experiences, support each other and have a say in the shaping of local services.
Support families caring for disabled children 07 Jan 2005
This project to provide advice, support and workshops for parents of children with disabilities in the West Midlands will be possible thanks to this lottery money. Parents will be better informed, feel less socially isolated and able to have a say in the services available for their children as a result.
Family Support Service 23 Jan 2006
The project will offer a face-to-face service for parents/carers of disabled children. Families who have been referred to the family support workers will receive home visits and an individual action plan will be drawn up addressing the areas identified by the parents as requiring immediate attention. Information will also be provided to the parents on Contact A Family's full range of services for example, the free UK helpline, contact details of the local Volunteer Representative and free factsheets.
To provide support, information and training to parent carers and to assist and establish parent carers' groups in the North East.
This project will aim to empower vulnerable families caring for a disabled child by enabling them to reduce financial exclusion and associated debt, poverty and isolation that they experience. The project will increase families' awareness, skills and capacity to maximise their income, tackle debt and access financial support. The grant will be used to run a series of workshops on finance issues for parents, parent-led groups and professionals, and to produce a range training materials for families.
This is a new expansion to an existing project that will provide in-depth specialist financial advice services through the existing helpline and online service, it will provide expert, up to date advice and information to help families with a disabled child reduce the financial and social isolation that they face across England. It costs three times as much to bring up a child with a disability and families living with a disabled child are at greater risk of living in poverty.
This project aims to reduce the isolation and stress experienced by families with disabled children across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. It will improve access to practical support and information to maximise families' income, provide help on coping as a family and increase community involvement. Parent family workers and volunteers will lead group sessions to share useful information. For parents in more rural areas, the project will hold surgeries and one-to-one support.
This project will develop a programme of support for families with disabled children to help improve their quality of life. Families face a range of practical and emotional challenges caring for a disabled child, leading to isolation and an inability to access support. The project will produce regional newsletters, support groups, access to professional advice and information events. New media will help provide up-to-date information to parents on local support groups and signposting to local services.
Lambeth Family Outreach Project 13 Jun 2012
This project supports families with disabled children to increase parent's skills, knowledge and confidence in parenting a disabled child by providing face-to-face advice/information/support and through a programme of workshops and activities. A family worker will support families, help them apply for benefits, specialist equipment, home adaptations, respite and other financial assistance. Workshops will increase knowledge and equip parents with skills to be more effective in parenting their disabled child.
This is a continuation project by Contact a Family (CAF) that aims to offer advice, information and direct support to families with disabled children 0-19 years. The aim of the project is to continue supporting families with a child with any disability, including those with long-term/terminal illness, rare disorders and special needs in the South West, namely the Cornwall and Bristol area, South Gloucestershire, North and North East Somerset, and Bath.
Grant to Contact A Family 04 Apr 2017
Towards the unrestricted core costs of an organisation that works with families with disabled children in order to improve peer-support and campaign for improved future services.
To continue to employ a regional development officer for the next three years to work with the families of disabled children who live in the North East.