Empowering families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
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About US

Our Mission

"to empower, inform and support parents and families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in West Sussex.”


Reaching Families is a parent-carer led, grassroots charity which aims to support parents and families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in their daily lives, in particular through the delivery of information, training and peer support. We work with over 3,000 West Sussex families every year through a range of high quality projects and services.

 

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SERVICES

 

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PARENT GUIDE

Making Sense of it All - covering major SEND issues from birth to adulthood

 

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ANIMATIONS

Short animated films on a variety of subjects related to children with SEND

 

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FACT SHEETS

Covering a wide range of topics published in partnership with Amaze

 

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TRAINING

Workshops and training courses across a wide variety of subjects


 

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BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE

Our new service offering advice and support with benefit applications

 

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BENEFITS CALCULATOR

Find out what benefits and other sources of financial help you might be entitled to

 

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BEFRIENDING

A peer based befriending service for parents of children undergoing diagnosis

 

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PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

Based in Billingshurst, Littlehampton and Worthing and online via Zoom

 

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WELLBEING

Online training and mindfulness to help parent carers build emotional wellbeing

 

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FACEBOOK GROUP

Online community providing news, information and peer support

IMPACT

Key achievements in 2021/22

2,625
Making Sense Guides distributed to parents
10,342
factsheets were downloaded from our website
949
parents attended one of our training workshops
191
parents attended our support groups
97
Face-2-Face befriending & counselling participants
1,046
parents joined our Facebook group



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SUPPORT US

Donate via Local Giving

A monthly donation of £5 can make all the difference to smaller charities like ours and is far and away the easiest way to give. You can make a donation to Reaching Families via Local Giving.

Alternatively you can request a standing order form by emailing our office at admin@reachingfamilies.org.uk.


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