We are a constituted group of parents/carers/grandparents/foster carers in Cumbria who have children with disabilities and/or additional needs who are particularly keen that their views are heard, understood and acted upon.
We actively strive to work with, inform and influence the development of all services for all children and young adults with disabilities and/or additional needs in Cumbria - as first recommended by the previous government in "Aiming high for disabled children: better support for families" - May 2007. Parents/carers/grandparents/foster carers with children with disabilities and/or additional needs. Meeting and working together for support and change.
We cover the whole of Cumbria split down into six localities, Allerdale, Copeland, Carlisle, Eden, South Lakes and Furness. In each locality we have a local forum and the forums elect representatives to the countywide steering group. We are currently funded by DFES Contact a Family and Cumbria County Council Children's Services.