Support group for parents
At the end of 2021 Sonshine Club, with funding from the People's Health Trust, set up a support group for parents of disabled children. This was then further assisted by Assura – Cheshire Foundation.
Group meetings of a 16+ parents now meet regularly at a local venue to discuss an agreed relevant topic over a light lunch. Topics include mental health and wellbeing as well as professional workshops on child development and associated issues. Parents also exchange ideas and a wide-range of knowledge and experience is passed around at these groups.
This mutual understanding of their situation helps parents when dealing with their children’s challenges and different behaviours. It also provides a network of support that each parent can call on when needed.