If you are a parent carer, looking after your child with any form of additional care needs (whether due to illness, disability, mental health challenges or any form of additional care need) you have opportunities to give your views.
Caring Together, Family Voice Norfolk, SENsational families and Norfolk County Council are working with other partners to look to improve the support that is available to parent carers across Norfolk. To help with this work, we are keen to hear from parent carers about the issues you are currently facing as well as what support may help.
The survey will close on Wednesday 31 March 2021. After this date, we will share the results of the survey, and there will be the opportunity for parent carers to feed into the plans for what action needs to be taken as a result.
You can go to the survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CT_Norfolk_pc_2021
If you feel you are in need of additional support, please contact 0344 800 8020; Text Relay 18001 0344 800 8020 or visit norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/send-local-offer/advice-and-support/advice-and-support-for-parents-and-carers/caring-for-a-child-or-young-person-with-send
Pinpoint is the Parent Carer Forum for Cambridgeshire. They support parent carers of children and young people aged 0 -25 years with additional needs or disabilities.
Pinpoint are now holding their annual survey. They know it has not been a very ‘normal’ year and there may have been pandemic-related factors that have affected the help and support children have received.
They are asking parent carers to take the time to tell us about their experiences. The feedback will be shared anonymously with education, health and social care professionals to improve services. They would like to hear from as many parent carers as possible.