Here we will be signposting to services that you may find useful as well as adding some weekly updates for you, let this be your first port of call if you find yourself needing help.
Every single one of us received a lifelong subscription to the most taxing and difficult club imaginable. It can be lonely. We've been there too. It's time to change the cycle of struggling and create a welcoming and informative community. A place that always has the kettle on, with a warm smile, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. Stay tuned for everything we have coming your way, and make sure you subscribe so you never miss anything.
What Can We Do For You?
The more important question would be what can we all do for each other. At one point or another we have all been in similar situations. It's good to talk about these things. Talk through our struggles so that they don't seem as overbearing as they are when we face them alone. But we also need people there to celebrate our successes. Parent 2 Parent is a safe space. It is a compassionate space.
We are here to help you, support you, and hopefully provide a light at the end of a tunnel.
We understand that not everyone will be able to make it to in person meetings. Parent 2 Parent will also be having a significant online presence through both our Facebook page and this website. We have a forum posted here that you can use to discuss anything you might need. It will be monitored lightly but use each other, knowledge is the most valuable currency we have, sharing it makes us all equally rich.
We promise that you can benefit just as much from the online group as you can from the in person.
There are a lot of services available out there for children with disabilities, and a lot of places that have the provisions to help parents if they need it. We have made the phone calls, and wrote the emails and we have a lot of information that we want to share and make common knowledge, we will be posting this as soon as possible and it will all be available for you on the 'blog' area of the website, or by pressing the 'support and help' button next to this. Let us know if you are looking for something specific and we will do our best to find it for you.
What To Do Now?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are we located is probably a question you're wondering at this point? All of the information including the full address and postcode and a little map of the area can be found on our 'Where Are We Page'. It is all readily available for you.
Do I have to go to every single session?
The easy answer to this is no! You are welcome to come and go as you need to. You can only make it for half an hour a week? Amazing, come in and have a brew and a chat. We are here to help you as and when you need it.
I don't need any specific advice but I could do with the adult time, can I still come?
Of course you can! We will have a brew and a biscuit ready for you. Tell us about your wins this week, tell us about your shopping list if you want to, we are here.
I have young children that aren't in school yet, can I bring them with me or is this a no child zone?
There is no such thing as a no child zone, You will never be excluded because you have to care for a child. Bring them! There'll be enough biscuits for them too.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Absolutely not, unless its Jaffa Cakes, they are always welcome in the safe space.
Can you help me find the services I need?
We can give it a good go. We have been there, if we can't there is a very good chance that somebody in the group will be able to, or have a rough idea of where to start. We will always give it our best effort to help you find exactly what you need.