Who are ‘Working Together for Change’?

We are an independent group of parent carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and additional needs. We Provide a safe environment for Parent Carers of children with disabilities or additional needs to share their thoughts and concerns and to empower them to have their voices heard in a way that influences change and service design.

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How do they work and with who?

“Working for change – Dudley parent carer’s forum is committed to engaging and empowering parents and carers of children with disabilities or additional needs so that they can influence decisions and improve changes to services delivery.”

Members of the forum will work together as individuals, organisations and partners with the aim of ensuring that the voices of parent and carers are heard. They will ensure that all parents and carers in our borough are equipped with the knowledge and skills to influence change working within a framework of agreed values and principles

This group aims to

Offer support and provide friendship.
Listen with empathy
Influence policy development.
Provide signposting and share information in ways that is easily understandable and accessible
Be democratic, transparent and represent the view of parent carers
Be realistic in what we and partners together can achieve in the current austerity climate
Membership

Any parent carer of a child with a disability or additional needs that is residing in Dudley borough.
Partners and key stakeholders

(We seek to work in inclusive ways and this list is not meant to be exhaustive)

Bliss
Kids Orchard Partnership
We Love Carers
Smile
Lifted Spirits
All groups and services that provide support

Parent Carer Involvement

Working Together for Change work together as individuals, organisations and partners with the aim of ensuring that the voices of parent and carers are heard. We will ensure that all parents and carers in our borough are equipped with the knowledge and skills to influence change. We aim to;

  • Offer support and provide friendship.
  • Listen with empathy
  • Provide signposting and share information in ways that is easily understandable and accessible
  • Be democratic, transparent and represent the collective views of parent carers
  • Influence policy development.
  • Be realistic in what we and partners together can achieve in the current austerity climate

Sound Good? Want to become a member and get involved?

Just simply click this link

Please note: We will not pass any of your details on to any third parties. Members of our email and postal mailing list will receive a regular newsletter. We may also contact you occasionally with important news updates or events information. You are free to opt out of this service at any time.