Women chatting in support group

We offer regular face to face support to parents and carers in the form of ‘support groups’ and ‘surgeries’.

Support Groups

Our local co-ordinator is available at our support group meetings.  We sometimes also invite professionals to give talks on specific issues.  Our support groups are open to all and regardless of the area in which you live.  Unless otherwise stated, these are drop in sessions with no need to book.  Please note that support groups do not generally provide the opportunity to look at paperwork in depth.  Individual appointments can be offered for this purpose, or you are welcome to book a slot at one of our surgeries (see below).

Bristol Support Group Dates:

During the coronavirus outbreak, we have suspended face to face support groups in Bristol and are offering a range online events instead (see surgeries below and our event flyers under the events section).

North Somerset Support Group Dates:

During the coronavirus outbreak, we have suspended face to face support groups in North Somerset and are offering a range online events instead (see surgeries below and our event flyers under the events section).

South Glos Support Group Dates:

South Glos is continuing to offer support groups virtually.

Tuesday 17th November: 10.30am and 7pm.
SEND and You: Choosing a Primary School: click here to register »

Thursday 17th December, 10.30am & 7pm.
SEND & You: Meetings – How do I say what I need to say to school and/or professionals?

Surgeries

In some areas, in addition to or instead of support groups, we run surgeries. These offer parents and carers the chance to book a one-to-one appointment with a trained advisor. You can book your time slot via a simple online process. Details of current or forthcoming surgeries are given below.

Supportive Parents Annual Review Surgery:

  • Date: Tuesday 24th November 2020
  • Time: 30-minute appointments available to book between:
    • Daytime: 11am – 1pm
    • Evening: 7- 8pm

Click here for full details and to register »


Bristol Surgery:

Bristol Daytime SEND Surgery (virtual or phone) – Wednesday 2nd December 2020