Accessing Public Services Workshops

accessing public services workshops

Are you interested in hosting a workshop to help families access services for their disabled children? We are taking bookings for our popular Accessing Public Services Workshops for 2019.

The workshops are based on our comprehensive problem solving Accessing Public Services Toolkit which you can download for free from our website. We also have a version for Scotland.

The Workshops are run by our trained facilitators and will help parents and carers to access health, social care and other services for their children. They include case studies and template letters on direct payments, respite care, Disabled Facilities Grants (Disabled Home Adaptations in Scotland), residential placement and school transport. By the end of the workshop, parent/carers will be able to:

  • Identify commonly occurring problems facing families accessing services and recognise different types of dispute
  • Come up with problem-solving approaches to these problems
  • Use a number of template letters when corresponding with public bodies

The workshops have also been accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

The workshops are free of charge and open to any organisation or parent/carer forum that supports children with a brain condition. They usually run from 10am to 2pm to fit in with the school run. All we ask is that the organiser provides a venue (with a projector), the attendees (a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25) and that there is a 30 minute lunch break. It’s up to the organisers whether they provide refreshments or ask those attending to bring their own.

The workshops have had great reviews and some of the feedback includes:

“The training was very useful and highlighted to me how much I roll over when asked. I now feel empowered to be able to get those things which my son needs”.

“I found the information really helpful also and feel sure it will help me support our families better in tackling some of the issues we discussed”.

“Thank you again for your support through our journey, we do not regret making the complaint, nor where we are now. Too many people here do not get the support they are entitled to but we were the ones that stood up”.

“Knowledge is power! We need as many of these sessions as possible to enable us to take action”.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop then please get in touch with [email protected]

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