Empowering families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
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Make a Donation

A monthly donation of £5 per month 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, to request a standing order form please email us at admin@reachingfamilies.org.uk.

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Your donation

Fundraise for Us

If you are someone who likes to run, cycle or even jump out of airplanes perhaps you could organise a sponsored run or sky-dive for Reaching Families!! If that’s too exhausting then a coffee morning or pub quiz held for us would be just as effective in raising much needed funds to help sustain our work. To discuss these or other ways in which you could fundraise for Reaching Families please contact our Director, Brian O’Hagan on brian@reachingfamilies.org.uk.


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Volunteer for Us

Can you contribute your time and experience to support other SEND families? Would you like to meet new people, provide emotional support and develop your skills? If so, you might be interested in training to be a Face-2-Face befriender. Our 8 week training course covers a range of vital skills and knowledge including:

  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Confidentiality and self-disclosure
  • Empathy
  • Resilience and personal boundaries
  • Safeguarding
  • Life as a parent-carer
  • Reaching Families and other local services

For further information on our next befriender training course please view the accompanying flyer or contact our Befriending Co-ordinators:

Rachel Fielding - tel: 07535 386687 - email: rachel@reachingfamilies.org.uk
Bodil Scrivens - tel: 07732 169939 - email: bodil@reachingfamilies.org.uk.


Join our Board of Trustees

We are keen to recruit parent-carer trustees who have relevant experience or skills and who are committed to supporting parent-carers, able to help our charity grow and develop and ensure it is governed effectively. We are particularly interested in people who have a background in financial management, fundraising or event management, health, HR, supporting other parent carers, or who have a child with rare or complex needs.

If you are interested joining our board we would love to hear from you. For further information and an informal discussion please contact our Chair of Trustees, Helen Rodgers at: helen@reachingfamilies.org.uk.


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