Parent Voice and Hampshire Parent / Carer Network
Parent Voice is an Information and Participation 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, and a real opportunity to develop and shape services in Hampshire.
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 signposts, organisations, factsheets and latest news articles
- Dedicated Parent Participation Workers in every district of Hampshire providing local information and advice tailored to your individual needs
- Local Parent Groups discussing local needs and influencing local service provision
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.
To become a member with Parent Voice
Providing local support
Parent Voice has a participation worker in each area of Hampshire, dedicated to providing local support to families. You can approach your local worker for information and advice on the numbers listed below:
Participation Co-ordinator: Carol Dixon, 07786 637059, email email@example.com
New Forest: Katrina Spridgeon, 07500334709, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastleigh and Test Valley South: Richard Uren, 07500 334767, email email@example.com
Havant and Waterlooville: Kris Mayer, 07931 156185, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fareham and Gosport: Sarah Goddard, 07852 422198, email: email@example.com
Test Valley: Joanne Nash, 07852 421379, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hart and Rushmoor: Natalie Walker, 07852422089 Email: email@example.com
East Hampshire: (currently vacant), please call 07852 421286, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Basingstoke: Claire Symington, 07508 979405, email email@example.com.
Would you like help to access Short Break Activities?
The Bridging Worker 4 MB service has been established to provide a link between families and activity providers to promote inclusive activities and increase choice for disabled children and young people. There is a dedicated Bridging Worker in every district of Hampshire. Find your local Bridging Worker below:
Bridging Worker Co-ordinator: Kate Gibbons, 0788140140, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Forest: Ali Selby-Nicholls, 07881340133, email@example.com
Eastleigh & Winchester: Al Crabtree, 07881340135, firstname.lastname@example.org
Havant & Waterlooville: Rishi Ghosh, 07881340132, email@example.com
Fareham & Gosport: Tim Pattinson, 07881340138, firstname.lastname@example.org
Test Valley: Emma Hurst, 07881340134, email@example.com
Hart & Rushmoor: Emma Hall, 07881340137, firstname.lastname@example.org
East Hampshire: Sally Barnett, 07881340139, email@example.com
Basingstoke: Jo Maxwell-Heron, 07881340136, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 02380 721206.
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