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Coffee mornings for parents and carers of disabled young people

by Gemma Melling

If you are a parent or a carer of a child or young person with disabilities aged 0-25, then help is at hand at a series of friendly coffee mornings being organised by Knowsley Parent Carer Voice (KPCV).

You may not know about all the help and support that is available for you, or how to access it, but the chances are, Knowsley Parent Carer Voice does.

These regular coffee mornings take place across the borough and are informal drop-in information events, or just an opportunity for you to have a cuppa and a chat with people in the same situation as you.

As well as finding out what’s going on locally, it’s also an opportunity for you to raise any issues or concerns which KPCV will then pick up with the relevant agency – health, education or social care.

Key speakers sometimes attend the coffee mornings too, to provide more information on a particular topic that has been raised by parents and carers.

Dates for your diary

Coffee mornings have been confirmed on the following dates and locations – they all take place from 10am until 12 noon:

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 – St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School, Kirkby

Friday, 4 October 2019 – Northwood Primary School, Kirkby

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – Alt Bridge School, Huyton

Thursday, 14 November 2019 – Yew Tree Primary School, Halewood

Friday, 6 December 2019 – Bluebell Park School, Kirkby

Coffee mornings are popular and useful

Councillor Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “The feedback we have received from parents and carers highlight that these coffee mornings are extremely popular and useful.

“We know that it can be confusing where to access help and support, so the Knowsley Parent Carer Forum provide an invaluable service, helping our residents to understand what help and support is available and importantly, how to access it.”

Find out more about Knowsley Parent Carer Forum

Further information about the Knowsley Parent Carer Forum can be found on their Facebook page or by following @carers_voice on Twitter. You can also email parentcarersvoice@knowsleycarers.co.uk.