Parent Voice and Hampshire Parent / Carer Network
Parent Voice is an Information and Advice Service for parents and carers of disabled children aged 0-19 in Hampshire. We provide a single point of contact for the information and advice you need for your child.As a member of Parent Voice you will benefit from:
- A weekly update informing you of all events, activities, training and news across Hampshire.
- Access to our informative website packed full of useful organisations, factsheets and latest news articles
- Dedicated Workers in every district of Hampshire providing local information and advice tailored to your individual needs
We also manage the at Hampshire Gateway website where you can find information about events, clubs and activities local to you for your disabled child/young person to attend. If you need more support please contact us on the number below.
If you are a professional working with disabled children and young people, you can also join Parent Voice as a professional member and benefit from the information we provide.
How can I get involved in influencing services?
Parent Voice, along with the Hampshire Parent/Carer Network, provides the opportunity for families to have their say on how services can be shaped and developed to meet the needs of a growing number of children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs in Hampshire.
The Hampshire Parent/Carer Network (HPCN) email@example.com is a independent, parent led group, set up to ensure that the families and carers of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs can participate fully in the development of services within Hampshire. HPCN would like to invite all parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs to get involved with the Network, to ensure that they are able to represent a wide range of families from across the region when working together with decision makers. They would be keen to hear from you if you would like to have your voice heard, or if you feel able to represent other parents and carers when decisions are being made about the support and services provided.
The Network aims to have two representatives from each of the District Council areas in Hampshire. In addition to this they aim to represent the full range of disabilities, including learning disability, physical disability and complex needs, across all ability ranges from high functioning to profound, with representation of families with children attending special schools, mainstream schools and those in mixed placements.
If you would like to be involved with the Network, or simply to be consulted on and provide feedback on key issues within Hampshire, please go to www.hpcn.org.uk/, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01962 832580.