Who are the Parent Carer Foundation

The charitable purpose of Parent Carer Foundation is to give parents and families a voice for their children and young people with all kinds of disability or SEND with or without a diagnosis, we have a large database of parents/carers that we support, advocate, empower and educate to raise awareness and change perception to break down those barriers around all kinds of disabilities and mental health.  

Parent Carer Foundation is run by trained experienced volunteers who have enhanced DBS and have first hand experience who will offer support, advice and signpost to parents, carers and families regardless of age who are carrying out a caring role, everyone is welcome to sign up and attend our many mornings and evening events.

Young children are welcome to attend our day-time events, families are welcome to bring their own support worker from other agencies if they wish.

Training and workshops (term-time only)

We run a wide range of monthly training and workshops across the year that is open to parents/carers and professionals. These events are an attempt to support through times of change and at whatever stage of the journey parents/carers may find themselves.  These are open to parents/carers of children and young people of any age with SEND or disabilities with or without a diagnosis. Young adults are welcome to attend evening sessions with their families if they wish to do so                                    

Venue:   Tesco, Community Room,

               Riverside Avenue,

               Bournemouth BH7 7DX

Time:      6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Day:        Thursdays

Community Hubs (term-time only)

We hold many coffee mornings and events throughout Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.                                                                                                                                      

These mornings are open to families with young children, parents/carers and also the mature carers are also welcome to attend to grab a coffee, have a chat and be involved and share any concerns.  Our volunteers are experienced and will offer help and signpost you to the relevant services and will support you throughout the whole process so you are not on your own.

Venues: Tesco, Community Room, Riverside Ave, every Thursday

(Term-time only) 10.30 to 12.00

Slades Farm Pavilion, Ensbury Park, Columbia Road, Bournemouth

(Term-time only) 9.30 to 11.00

Awaiting confirmation regarding the below venue

Beaufont Community Centre

Beaufort Road, Southbourne,

What else do we do

Coffee mornings


Information sessions

Advice and support




Friends of crisp


Max cards

School visits by request  

Reaching families in need

Outreach support  

One to one sessions (appointment needed)

Joint co - working with other agencies

And one last thing

We would love to hear from you, if you would like to volunteer, or pop in for a coffee at one of our hubs, or if you would like to hear more about our work that we are doing or how we can improve outcomes for local families in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole then please contact us.


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