Have your say in the big issues affecting people with learning disability or autism in Islington and North London.
At Centre 404 we offer many different ways for family carers to get involved:
Islington Parent Carer Forum
The Islington Parent Carer Forum is a group for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who live in Islington. This important meeting takes place every two months and is a chance for you to discuss matters that are important to you, participate in consultations and comment on developments in local and national disability services. It is an active group which has the specific aim to provide service providers with the views and concerns of their service user group.
Whenever possible, the meetings will be attended by one speaker from the council and/or other organizations. Attendees are encouraged to suggest what they would like to receive information about and Centre 404 will endeavor to make this happen.
There are lots of changes going on at the moment with the implementation of the new legislation and the funding cuts. It is more important than ever that parent carers help their local authorities and health partners to really understand the issues and views of those who use the services they provide, and to help shape what they look like.
For more information click here and download our leaflet
Click here to see meeting dates for 2021 or download the poster
Contact the forum directly by sending an email to – Islingtonparentcarerforum@gmail.com
Click here to see the Islington Parent Carer Forum data protection policy
You can also follow IPCF on Social Media too
The Islington Parent Action Group
A formal strategic group that acts as the steering group for the Parent Carer Forum (Parents and Carers decide topic and speakers for the forum) and also represent the forum members in the borough strategic groups. This is a closed group – parents need to be elected onto the group.
If you would like to attend a Parent Carer Forum meeting or are interested in being part of the Parent Action Group please contact the Forum via Email Islingtonparentcarerforum@gmail.com or call Emily (administration support for the Forum) on 020 7697 1336.
ASC for Tea
This is an opportunity for you to meet other parents/carers of a child or young person with autism across North London. It is a place to support one another and to share information and advice.
You don’t need to book for this group, just come along on the date. For more information please contact Emily on 020 7697 1336 or email Emilyb@centre404.org.uk
Click here to see meeting dates for 2020 or download poster.
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LD for Tea
This group is an opportunity to meet other parents/family carers
of a child or young person with a Learning Disability and other associated
conditions linked to Learning Disabilities in North London. Practical advice and information bout day-to-day situations as well as on disability benefits, social care, education and signposting.
LD for Tea is an informal group which provides a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere for parents to share tips and advice on issues they and their
cared for face. For the second part of the meeting, we invite professionals in to talk about their services and to support parents in specific areas.
Click here to see the list of future dates for LD for Tea
If you have any questions, want more information contact Emily:
020 7607 8762/07946205415 Emilyb@centre404.org.uk
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Family Carers Reference Group (Islington)
The Family Carers Reference Group is a group of family carers of adults with learning disabilities who live in Islington. We meet every two months and welcome new members.
- We support each other in facing the many stresses and strains that family carers encounter
- We provide opportunities for senior managers, elected councillors and other professionals to meet family carers, to hear about our experiences and concerns and to answer our questions
- We elect representatives on to key decision-making groups in Islington
- We provide updates about developments in government policy and local initiatives (e.g. changes to welfare benefits or housing issues) that may affect you and your relative or friend.
Come along and have your say on the big issues facing people with learning disabilities and their families in Islington (such as Housing, Health Care Services, Fulfilling Lives/Activities, Personal Budgets, Staff Training, Social Care Management, Education and Employment).
Click here to see meeting dates for 2020 or download poster
You don’t need to book for this group, just come along on the date! For more information please contact Emily on 020 7697 1336 or email Emilyb@centre404.org.uk Please download our leaflet by clicking here and help us spread the word.
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