Since 2009, we have developed to enable us to offer support to many more parent carers in the Bradford district.
Vastly increasing the number of parents we reach via email and social media. Any parent or carer of a child/young person up to 25 can be a member and it is free to join.
We attend regular meetings such as the SEND Strategy Board, the Autism Partnership and Healthwatch, to voice the concerns of our parent/carer members and to help influence policy.
Our Education, Health and Care Plan workshops for parents have received very positive feedback and these will be continuing so parents can get our support, and support each other.
We ran a one-day workshop with IPSEA, for parents to find out more about their legal rights re education. Our last AGM also included a workshop to look at the issue of writing a will when you have a disabled dependant.
We organised events so the MPs who represent the different areas of Bradford and Airedale could come along, meet parents and hear directly about their concerns, as well as finding out more about what the PFBA does.
We have issued hundreds of Max Cards enabling families to have affordable days out together and enjoy themselves.