Autism Berkshire is pleased to host a free Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop for Parents and Carers from Cerebra, the charity for children with brain conditions, including autism.
The workshop aims to support parents and carers of disabled people, as well as professionlas who advise them, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services.
By the end of this workshop you should be able to:
• Consider commonly-occuring problems that parents face accessing services;
• Recognise different types of dispute;
• Identify and use the problem-solving approaches within the Toolkit.
Target Audience: Parents and carers of disabled children, young people or adults resident in Berkshire and frontline professionals who support parents and carers.
What these sessions will NOT address: This is not a legal advice workshop, facilitators will not be able to give an opinion on individual legal issues. Facilitators can signpost to more detailed legal support.
10:15 Welcome & Introductions
10:25 Snakes and Ladders – the ups and downs of accessing services
10:40 The Cerebra Accessing Public Services Toolkit – what you need to know
11:20 Categories of Dispute
12:00 Lunch break – RISC has its own cafe and there are other options close by.
12:30 Quiz on commonly heard ‘myths’
12:45 Problem-Solving Approaches
13:30 Discussion, evaluation and feedback form
- For more information about Cerebra, see www.cerebra.org.uk.
We are grateful to Reading Buses for their support for this event.