Friends and Family Hubs

Description:

Do you have a friend or family member who is a child / young person (0-25) with a learning difficulty or disability?
Would you like to connect with others, listen to guest speakers, share information, or learn new skills?

Friends and Family Hubs are a place for the friends and family members of children and young people with SEND to connect, share information and learn new skills. We get together monthly for presentations and guest speakers on a variety of topics, and group meetings.

In pre and post COVID times we meet once a month from 10am to 2pm for training or a guest speaker and then have lunch (provided) followed by our group meetings, which are professionally facilitated, safe and welcoming.

We are currently offering a combination of face-to-face sessions and live streaming, along with one-to-one support, WhatsApp groups, Zoom check-ins, and walks. Whether your child is 18 months or 18 years, you will be able to learn, connect, and share in the group. We can support on the journey towards diagnosis or EHCP for example, and our parent members can provide a wealth of knowledge and support from their own experiences.  Members include parents, foster-carers, other family members and people who care for and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities from 0 to 25 years, with or without a diagnosis.

If you have any questions, please send them to friendsandfamily@thinkingbiguk.org and we will be happy to reply.

No referral is required and there is no cost to attend. We can send you more information, or if you would like to discuss it, please include your telephone number and the best times for you to receive a call. There are Hubs based in Bradford, Menston and Keighley (West Yorkshire).