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Parent Led Advocacy Course
June 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
You are invited to join the
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 highly skilled and experienced trainers including those with lived experience for a special 6 session course designed for Yorkshire and Humber families and parent carers. Our sessions are welcoming, supportive and informative.
Open to any parent or family member with an autistic child and/or a young person with a learning disability.
We recommend booking on all 6 courses and if you are unable to attend any we can send you the recording.
For more information, please email katie@bringingustogether
to book a place contact email@example.com
Course content – what we will cover:
Monday 5th June 2023 – 10.00am to 1.00pm
Getting to know one another.
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, wellbeing 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 children and young people with a wide range of disabilities.
Monday 12th June 2023 – 10.00am to 1.00pm
Learn about the Social Model of disability and having a rights perspective on getting the best for our children.
This session will focus on Children’s Rights, Human Rights and sharing lived experience.
Hosted by Nikki, Anya and Alison
Nikki Clarke – sibling of a disabled adult, advocating for children and young people’s right, and undertaking a Masters in human rights law
Anya Macdonald – An autistic young adult, sharing lived experience to improve services and increase understanding and acceptance for autistic people.
Alison Owen is a self-advocate peer support worker and trainer. Alison has a learning disability and is passionate about supporting other to have a voice.
Monday 19th June 2023 10am to 1pm with 15 min break.
Learn more about the different types of advocacy and hear our 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 my older autistic son. Campaigner and advisor and involved in many pieces of work promoting the rights and needs of families with children and young people with a wide range of disabilities.
Katie Mercer – trains and supports Independent Advocates
Monday 26th June 2023 10.00am to 1.00pm
Meetings working together for the child/young person, types of meetings, cultural barriers, following up after the meeting
How to stay calm, in control and getting the best out of them with
a focus on those children out of school
Hosted by Hannah and Louise
Hannah Otoo parent of a young man who has been in an inpatient. She 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.
Monday 3rd July 2023 10.00am to 1.00pm
Person Centred Planning –
How to make it real
Hosted by Sam.
Sam Sly – Ensuring people’s plan for their futures reflect their strengths, hopes and dreams
Starting to planning for housing
What you 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.
Monday 10th July 2023 10.00am to 12.00pm
Kirsty Stuart from Irwin Mitchell will talk about deputyship
End of course and goodbyes from 12.30 to 1.30pm.
Kirsty Stuart – is an Associate Solicitor in the Public Law and Human Rights team in Newcastle at Irwin Mitchell. As well as having her own lived experience Kirsty is involved in lots of parent support groups.