This is a two year project funded by the Peoples Health Trust.
The project is being run by the Disability Advice Project (DAP). It is targeted at parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 years, with a disability in Torfaen.
Aims of the project are:
- Improved participation of parents of disabled children in community activity, through being actively involved in the design, delivery and development of the project.
- Decrease social isolation, loneliness and stress. Improved community connections and friendships established among participants.
Target area: Torfaen
The project wants to establish two groups in the north and south of Torfaen. The groups will meet every month and develop a network of support in each area. Provide bi monthly training sessions, as requested by members and leisure activities twice a year.
This project isn’t looking for large numbers; its aim is to help make connections between parents in similar situations. Giving them the opportunity to come together, share experiences and support each other while having some time for themselves. Cost of meeting up, training and leisure activities will be covered by the project. Meeting venues will be decided by the participant and they will be encouraged and assisted to become self-directing.
The first meeting will take place on:
Wednesday 21st June 2017
The Ashbridge Inn, Avondale Rd, Cwmbran, NP44 1DE.
Refreshments will be provided.
A chance to relax, have a chat and meet others.
If you wish to know more or could help disseminate this information or if you wish to refer anyone to the project please contact:
Anna Deverill-Smith, Project Coordinator at DAP 01633 485865 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org