EHCP Workshops - New dates added

EHCP workshops additional dates just added for full details please go to link: Information Sessions Sept-Nov 2017

Information Documents

Click here for some of our leaflets with lots of information about what we do and can offer.


Big lottery announcement 2017

Welcome to Families InFocus

We are a leading independent parent led registered charity providing holistic support to families of children with disabilities and special needs (aged 0 to 25) across Essex, who require advice, information and support, particularly at times of change, challenge and crisis.

Our service is accessible to all families from Essex whatever their background, as long as at least one child or young person in the family between the age of 0 to 25 has a disability or special need.

We aim to give caring, practical and confidential support whilst empowering families, in a non–threatening way, to consider the choices available to them and make the best use of available services.

Our services are seen as essential, invaluable and tailored to meet the needs of our families in an accessible, proactive and positive way.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Wednesday 16th November 2016 from 6.00pm

We would like to thank everyone who attended our recent Annual General Meeting held on the 16th November 2016 at the Marconi Club in Chelmsford.

We welcomed two excellent speakers:

Dr Karen McCarty, Consultant Clinical Psychologist who gave a presentation around the changes in services for children, young people and their families. “The Need to Talk about it: Emotional-wellbeing and Mental Health”.

Ryan Crouch, a Paralympic Finalist at Rio 2016 in the Swimming Men’s S9 50m Freestyle gave us an insight into how he got to Rio and the challenges he faced.

Presentations were made to Julie Neilson for 15 years service to Families InFocus.  Karen Saye and Carol Avis for 5 years long service as Trustees and Volunteer. Thanking them for their hard work and dedication over the years.

We marked our 20th Anniversary with a cake made by Pinkface Cakes, South Woodham Ferriers.


Rachel & Ryan


Julie Neilson receiving her 15 years award.


Carol Avis and Karen Saye receiving their 5 year awards


Ryan Crouch and mum.


20 years Anniversary cake by Pink Face Cakes.