Empowering families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
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New NDP Navigation Service

Thanks to funding from NHS Sussex Reaching Families will begin piloting a new service in the Autumn for parent-carers of children waiting on, undergoing or recently undergone assessment for ADHD, Autism and other neurodiverse conditions.

The NDP (neurodevelopmental pathway) Navigation Service will build on our existing work by providing information, advice, training signposting and other support to parent-carers of children and young people undergoing diagnosis. We look forward to providing more information on how parents can access this new service in due course.

Coming Soon! Shoreham Umbrellas

Expansion of our Umbrellas support groups continues to gather pace with our third new group this year ready to launch in Shoreham in September. Following on from new groups in Burgess Hill and Chichester, the Shoreham group will bring our total number of support groups to seven and in doing so, ensure we can extend our reach across West Sussex. If you are a parent-carer based in Shoreham or surrounding areas come along to our first meeting at Southwick Community Centre on the 12th September. We look forward to seeing you there.

Umbrellas Flyer - New Shoreham Group - Southwick Community Centre on the 12th September
New Umbrellas Group in Shoreham

2022/23 Impact Report

We are proud to present our 2022/23 Impact Report detailing our delivery, challenges and achievements during the year. Demand for our work continued to soar during 2022/23 in particular as a result of the cost of living crisis which our research shows is having a deeply negative impact on SEND families. Thanks to additional statutory and voluntary investment we were able to increase the scale of our delivery and in doing so, maximise the number of parents and families we can support. 2023/24 is already proving to be as demanding but as usual our excellent team of staff and volunteers are working flat out to ensure we can meet the ongoing increase in demand for our work.

Animation on Reaching Families

We are delighted to present our latest animation, a short two minute film giving an overview of our one stop shop of services and the many ways we can support families of children with additional needs. Take a look on our animations page and see how we can support you.