We are looking for Volunteers to join our Saturday Activitiy Club team, providing support to families who attend the Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre, required to attend from 3.15pm to 5.45pm to assist with play activities for children with a disability or special need and siblings, accompanied by their parent/carer. Please contact for full details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who attended and made our event very special.
We are a leading independent parent led registered charity providing holistic support to families of children with disabilities and special needs (aged 0 to 19) 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 19 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.
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.