Parent Led Advocacy Course for Family Members living in Yorkshire and Humber.
Bringing Us Together is delighted to be able to bring you a team of trainers including those with lived experience of peer advocacy for a series of of 5 special free online workshops. These workshops are designed for Yorkshire and Humber families and carers.
Our workshops are welcoming, supportive and informative. open to any parent or family member with an autistic child and/or young person with a learning disability.
We recommend being on all 5 workshops and if you are unable to attend any we can send you a recording
To book a place contact email@example.com
GETTING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER
Tues 6th Feb 2024 – 7.00pm – 9.30pm
We are all trying to spin too many plates and have a lot we are juggling with. This workshop will give us an opportunity to share ways to deal with our stress and anxiety and to learn more about our triggers.
Hosted by Tony and Jenny.
Tony Bamforth – Workshop and course designer, writer and facilitator, well-being oriented, worked with disabled people and families for over 20 years across the UK.
Jenny Clare – Mother and Grandmother, mindfulness and yoga practitioner, Educator with national and international experience of working with parents and carers of young people with a wide range of disabilities.
LEARN ABOUT THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY AND HAVING A RIGHTS BASED PERSPECTIVE ON GETTING THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD
Tues 20th February 2024 – 7.00pm – 9.30pm
This session will focus on Children’s Rights, Human Rights and shared living experience.
Hosted by Nikki, Anya and Alison
Nikki Clarke – sibling of a disabled adult, advocating for children and young people’s rights, and undertaking a Master’s in human rights law.
Anya Macdonald – an autistic young adult, sharing living experience to improve services and increase understanding and acceptance for autistic people.
Alison Owen – a self advocate peer support worker and trainer. Alison has a learning disability and is passionate about supporting others to have a voice.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADVOCACY
Tues 5th March 2024 – 7.00 – 9.30pm
Learn more about the different types of advocacy and hear out stories of peer advocacy and what we mean by this. Understand about what makes us brave and individual leaders. The latest updates on national changes and reviews.
Hosted by Hazel and Kate.
Hazel Griffiths – Retired nurse, parent carer for older autistic son. Campaigner and advisor involved in promoting the rights and needs of families with children and young people with a wide range of disabilities.
Kate Mercer – trains and supports Independent Advocates.
MEETINGS WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE CHILD/YOUNG PERSON
Tues 19th March 2024 – 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Meetings working together for the child/young person, types of meetings, cultural barriers, following up after the meetings.
How to stay calm, in control and getting the best out of them with a focus on those children out of school.
Hannah Otoo – parent of a young man who has been an inpatient. Hannah is a founder of two charities including a school in Ghana.
Louise Parker Engels – Co founder of Define Fine: Parent Peer Support for School Attendance Difficulties, with lived experience of parenting SEND children with barriers to attendance.
PERSON CENTRED PLANNING
Tues 2nd April – 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Person Centred Planning – How to make it real
Hosted by Sam.
Sam Sly – Ensuring people’s plan for their futures reflect their strengths, hops and dreams.
STARTING TO PLAN FOR HOUSING
Tues 2nd April – 7.00pm – 9.30pm
What you need to need to know to find the right housing and the right support for young disabled people and adults to have a great life.
Hosted by Jayne
Jayne Knight – is a specialist in how to get housing for people with disabilities to live their best lives in the community.