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The Suffolk Parent Carer Network team are sending out family support boxes for children/young people with any additional need and/or disability, (diagnosed or not) and their siblings and also contain information for parents and carers about how to support children and young people and other support organisations that are available. These boxes are personalised to each family and can contain a range of items. They are available free to any parent / carer / guardian / foster carers who are members of SPCN and they simply have to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the request. SPCN are accepting new members who will then be able to ask for the free family support box.
• Colouring/puzzle books for children and young people
• Colouring books for adults
• Stress balls
• Pots of bubbles
• Sensory bags
To be eligible for membership you must live in Suffolk or receive services from Suffolk and be a parent carer/foster carer/guardian of a child/young person aged 0-25 with any additional need and/or disability (diagnosed or not). This is not limited to those with an EHCP or on SEN Support. You can sign up for membership quickly and easily here- https://spcn.org.uk/contacts/have-your-say/
Family support page and pack
SPCN have also created a page on their website dedicated to parent carer support and this includes a regularly updated SPCN support pack containing local and national support organisations and online resources for parents and carers is available to download or be posted out in a printed format.
SPCN - Parent Carer Support
Parent and carers can contact SPCN by emailing email@example.com, private messaging on their social media @suffolkpcn or calling them on 07341 126455.