Community Lottery Fund win for South Glos Parent Carers
South Glos Parent Carers have been awarded a grant totalling £275,000 over 5 years from the Community Lottery Fund.
The successful bid was the result of months of behind-the-scenes hard work by the SGPC team, who applied for funding to expand their services as a direct result of the increase in demand of Parent Carers requiring support.
You can read more about this story on the South Glos Parent Carer Forum website.
This is great news for South Gloucestershire families and a great opportunity to remind anyone in South Gloucestershire who has a child (with or without a diagnosis) with special educational needs or disabilities, or is struggling in school or with school attendance, that you can:
- Check out SGPC’s new website www.sgpc.org.uk , with tips and guidance for parent carers during early years, school years and your child preparing for adulthood and links to the South Gloucestershire SEND Local Offer www.southglos.gov.uk/SENDlocaloffer
- SGPC also run Early Years and peer support groups as well as training, information sessions and workshops – full details are on their website and promoted through their social media channels
- The SEND local offer website includes information on services and support from the council, our partners and community and voluntary groups across education, health and social care.
- SAY – SEND and You www.sendandyou.org.uk provides the statutory ‘SENDIAS’ (Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support) service for South Gloucestershire.