Doncaster Parents Voice ( DPVoice ) is run by parents of children with a variety of additional needs, we exist to support families with disabled children whenever they need us.
Parents often come to us at their most vulnerable and with no one to turn to, DPVoice offers support, information, advocacy, advice and peer support for families with similar issues.
We have two fully trained volunteer independent supporters who help families going through the EHP process.
DPVoice provides practical support such as admin and use of premises to The LADDER Group (Young Persons Disability Forum) as well as help with fundraising, activity sessions and events.
We are funded by the Department of Education and were recently funded by DMBC for a number of projects EHP Information packs, EHP worker (12-month post) Resources for Ladder Group) we are currently looking for funds for a Parent Carer Outreach worker post which would co-ordinate and widen our reach
We encourage parents to become actively involved in participation and co-production of local services
Our aim is to ensure the needs of all children and young people (aged 0-25) who are disabled or have additional needs in Doncaster are met.
Our vision is that all children, young people and their families living with disabilities/additional needs in our town enjoy the same opportunities, hopes and aspirations as other families in Education, Health, Social Care and leisure.
We bring together parents/carers from across the borough to provide mutual support, share experience, exchange information, and influence policy.
To achieve this we work with services and other groups in Doncaster
Recently we commissioned a DVD on Co-production and participation
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What is the Max Card?
The Max Card is a discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families simply show their Max Card upon entry to a venue in order to obtain free or discounted admission.
The scheme is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys and much more