The Rhondda Cynon Taf Parent and Carer Network provides help and support to parents and carers who are bringing up a disabled child and who live in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
To register with the Network, the person you care for must be aged between 0 & 25 but you don’t have to be receiving services to be eligible for support.
The Network aims to support parents in a variety of ways and includes:
Provision of information about services, events and activities in the area.
Opportunities for training, which may help to support you in your caring role.
Signposting to services with other agencies, which may be able to help with specific difficulties or issues that you are experiencing.
Age Range: 0-25
Referral to Service: No referral is necessary just completion of a registration form
Contact: Network Officer
Telephone: 01443 668839
LATEST INFORMATION, TRAINING & EVENTS
Latest editions of our SMALLTALK newsletter and up to date information about training and events for parent carers to get involved in, is available below. To take part in current consultations please see the "Have Your Say" section below.
Latest Smalltalk newsletter now available. To view the newlsetter click here
Click here to view the Summer edition of Carers News and here to view the latest calendar of events from April13 - July13
Aberdare ADHD Parent Support Group Meet monthly at Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery from 9.30am - 12pm. The next meeting date is 17th May 2013. For further information contact the Parent and Carer Network or just turn up on the day.
May Autism Friendly Films. ODEON Cinema on Sunday 19th May is showing an animated adventure movie 'Epic' the brand new film from Blue Sky Studios, which is not yet on general release.
SNAP CYMRU are holding an information and advice session for families of children / young people with additional support needs. Wednesday 22nd May click here to view poster
New 7 week support group for parents dealing with issues of challenging behaviour and ADHD click here to view the poster
I Am Not Rainman Autism Awareness Evening Thursday 23rd May at Y Bont Bridgend. To view the poster click here
Parent and Carer Network Information Event . 13th June 2013. Free event with lunch and transport can be provided. click here to view the poster
To celebrate Carers Week 10th - 16th June 2013 a series of event are being held across Rhondda Cynon Taf for carers of all ages click here to see the poster and book your place
Makaton Beginner Workshop. Over four sessions starting 18th June 2013. Click here to view the poster.
First Aid Workshop for parents of children with a disability or additional need. 20th June 2013. Click here to see poster
Understanding Autism a workshop for parents of children up to 11 years. cost £30 for 2 places clidk here to see flyer and book your place
Contact a Family have produced an information guide on benefits, tax credits and other financial help, focussing on those aspects that effect families with disabled children. Click here to view the guide
Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Parents Guide. Are your children safe online? Dowload Cerebra's information booklet for more information
Saturday play sessions for children aged 3-7 Michael Sobell Sports Centre. Click here to see full advert
Social Group for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder aged 12+ living in Rhondda Cynon Taf. For more information click here
Disability Dance Class in Tonyrefail. New members are always welcome. Download information now
Team Around the Family (TAF) is a way of working together with children, young people and their families to overcome challenges and to bring about positive change and in April 2012 the first phase of TAF was launched in two areas of the Cynon Valley. January 2013 sees the roll out of the service to the Rhondda and Taf areas. Click here to find out more, or Click here to download the TAF leaflet for Parents and Carers.
Children's Disability Swimming Class at Abercynon Sport Centre Sunday's 4pm - 5pm - please contact Angela Ellis telephone number 07814905096 if you are interested in attending. The class has free admission and siblings are welcome too.
Wmff! is a new and unique bilingual website and mobile app for 14-25 year olds in Wales for your Apple or Android device. It offers practical solutions via their survival guides, live messaging and secure forums. To find out more click here.
Deaf for Equality and Fair Opportunities (DEFFO!) has produced a DVD called Children and Young People’s Rights, which explains young deaf people’s rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in British Sign Language. It includes youth-led filming with examples of real life scenes made by deaf young people. For more information, click here.
Are you aware of the Code of Practice for Social Care? The Code of Practoce sets out the standards of conduct that service users can expect to receive from a social care worker. To find out more visit the Care Council for Wales website by clicking here
Adult Autism Advice is a new information service designed for adults with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome living in Rhondda Cynon Taf, who do not meet the criteria to access traditional support services. You do not need a diagnosis to contact Adult Autism Advice. Click here for more information
Children's Commissioner for Wales launches new child poverty strategy. To read the full document, please visit the Children's Commissioner for Wales' website here
Have Your Say - Current Consultations