Paving the way - practical help for challenging times!
ADHD event dispels myths and updates parents on latest developments
On 24th February 2016 Cardiff and the Vale Parents Federation held an information event that aimed to dispel many myths surrounding the condition.
What are Direct Payments?
Direct Payments are cash payments to an individual from a local authority that are an alternative to directly arranged community care services.
Rather than the local authority social services department providing or arranging the community care services it has assessed you as needing, you receive money to enable you to arrange your own services, allowing you more choice and control over the way your care and support needs are met.
For more information look here
The Welsh Sports Association for people with learning disabilities is a voluntary association that provides both children and adults the opportunity to compete, with their peers, in swimming and athletics events ( twice a year). Regrettably their treasurer unexpectedly passed away and as a small voluntary group they urgently need a new treasurer. If there is anyone who may be able to help them, they would be very grateful.To find out more about their association please visit the website at www.wsapld.org.uk or contact the Parents Federation on 029 2056 5917.
Learn about ADHD and support available to families a great success!
On the 24th February 2016, Cardiff & the Vale Parents' Federation held an awareness raising day to learn more about what causes ADHD and what support is available to families. Over 50 attended and a full report will be posted here soon.
Help us to help families!
The Parents Federation has almost 1200 members and is growing by the month.
Funding is shrinking at a time that families most need information and representation
If you or a friend, colleague or employer would like to help with a donation please click here
AGM a great success
At the recent AGM we enjoyed presentations on the forthcoming Social Services & Wellbeing Act (Wales) 2014, choosing your own support and some exciting developments in making Direct Payments easier to manage.
List of opening times and contact details for local Citizen Advice Bureau
Special concert for people with autism
This year's Penarth Chamber Music Festival includes a special concert on 17th of July in a supportive environment for people with autism and similar conditions.
This concert is a unique opportunity for people to access music of the very highest quality in an environment that is sympathetic to and supportive to their needs.
Check out the range of options on offer
It is never too early to plan for transition and having an awareness of the opportunities available helps you to make the best choices.
Consensus offer a range of opportunities across the UK- have a look for yourself here !
Do you know someone that deserves recognition?
Why not nominate them for the Understanding Disability Awards 2016?
New legislation will impact on all families
The Welsh Government have introduced this act that comes into force on the 1st April 2016, it aims to give families and disabled people more choice in how they are supported.
State of the Art pool now available
For over twenty years we have fought for a new hydro pool to be provided in the area. A new state of the art facility is now available for hire in the Ysgol Y Deri community complex near Penarth. Details can be found here.
Cardiff City Football Club Foundation are looking to start a Visually Impaired Football session in the new year. They are currently trying to assess the number of people who would be interesting in attending the session. The sessions will be open to all ages.
How the Social Services & Wellbeing Act will affect YOU
In April 2016 the above act will start coming into force. It WILL affect you, your loved ones and the services you receive.
To find out more watch the following short video clip on What matters to you - matters to us!
Changing Places installed - now come and watch a match!
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff now has a fully accessible WC
Parents' Federation Trustee Elaine Gee and Mencap Cymru CEO Wayne Crocker being shown around the new facilities