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News - July 2018

10th Anniversary Celebrations

A huge thank you to everyone at The Vine in Tarring for supporting our recent Family Fun Day, 10th anniversary celebrations. Thanks to you we raised £472.45 on the day, with the promise of more to come!
Reaching Families Family Fun Day - 7th July 2018
Reaching Families Family Fun Day - 7th July 2018

Autism & ADHD Pathway

Reaching Families have been commissioned by West Sussex Coastal Mind to deliver a number of one day training workshops on issues and subjects important to families of children with Autism and ADHD. Amongst the subjects we will be covering include introductory workshops on ADHD and Autism, understanding anxiety, understanding challenging behaviour and handling stress & building resilience. For further details on the current workshops please see the flyer on the top right.

Impact Report

Further to user evaluation and research we carried out in 2017in February 2018 we published a comprehensive Impact Report which details the challenges faced by West Sussex families, our progress in meeting our outcomes and how we will be adapting our service delivery in 2018 to best meet the needs of parents and families. A full copy of the report is available on our Impact page.


We have now published iBook and Kindle versions of both our parent carer guides, Making Sense Of It All and Making Sense Of Adult Life. The new e-book editions are proving very popular with parents who enjoy reading on their ipad, tablet or e-reader. To download a digital edition of either book please visit the eBooks page.

Job Opportunities

Reaching Families is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Administrator. This is an important part-time post supporting the operational management of the charity.

We are also hoping to recruit a new Treasurer to oversee the financial governance and management of the charity. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial manager who can help a rapidly growing organisation achieve financial sustainability and best practice in its financial management.

In addition we are looking to recruit three new Trustees to the board of Reaching Families to help in the good governance and strategic development of the charity.

Please view the adjacent advertisements for more details of the posts. Interested candidates may in the first instance contact our Project Manager, Brian O’Hagan, for an informal chat about the roles, or you may email him at

Autism & ADHD Pathway

Autism & ADHD Pathway PDF
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Job Ad - July 2018

Trasurer and Trustee posts

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Job Ad - Administrator July 2018

Part-time Administrator
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