Project information

HELPP Advice Centre

Open a shop to be a visual presence, run workshops/groups, help with research/library, offer advice/support. To advance the education of parents of children with mental/physical disabs/behav probs, develop their capabilities, enable them to understand their children & become more effective parents.

We hope to get funding from somewhere to keep this project running

Charity information: HELPP (Help Education and Learning for Parents by Parents)

HELPP (Help Education and Learning for Parents by Parents)
  • Need

    Need

    Parents isolation after being told their child has a disability or behavioural problems. Parents lack of knowledge and understanding surrounding the disability itself and the benefits or sources of help that are out there for them to use. parents social stigma. Parents need for lack of judgement and support when their lives have been changed and are no longer on the course they thought they were. Parents bereivement for what is no longer.

    Solution

    We will be a place where parents can come to to talk about their issues to learn about their childs disabilities. to access information support and advice. To attend workshops on subjects. to join groups with other parents. to ask questions and have help filling in forms and working through what is available for them and where from. to empower the parents into feeling back in control of the situation and enabling them to sort out what they need for themselves and their children.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To advance the education of parents/carers of children with mental, physical disabs, behav probs

    Activities

    » To run the shop where parents may come to find out about their children, through talk and research. (books and internet access)
    » To run workshops on different disabilities, and behaviour.
    » To offer advice, support and menotoring.

    To do questionaires before and after services. CAF Forms


    Aim 2

    the provision of workshops, groups, support and practical advice to develop their capabilities

    Activities

    » To run workshops on different disabilities, and behaviour.
    » To offer advice, support and menotoring.

    Success will be...providing the service and parents using the service. so number of parents attending.


    Aim 3

    enable them to understand their children’s behaviour and become more effective parents.

    Activities

    » To run the shop where parents may come to find out about their children, through talk and research. (books and internet access)
    » To run workshops on different disabilities, and behaviour.
    » To offer advice, support and menotoring.
    » To offer self esteem and other self development courses

    Success will be...less need to refer them on to Social Services for support


  • Impact

    Impact

    It will enable families to stay together. less stress on the families, less stress on public services. Need to record how many of our families stay out of social services arena at level 4 child concern framework

    Risk

    not enough advertising, referrals to the service. To many parents requesting the service. none co-working with other services. we have to work hard at getting the service up and running and building relationships with other services within the borough

    Reporting

    Statistical anaylsis, quarterly figure reports (budgets, money and families), testimonies of families. any other reports donors require.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £129,425

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      Amount Heading Description
      £14,925 Shop Annual Rent & Rates
      £6,500 Expenses Amenities and Office Expenses
      £15,000 Equipment IT Equipment and Office Furniture
      £93,000 Staff 5 Staff Salaries
  • Background

    Location

    Sutton Surrey, There is a high disability level in the borough and there are 4 schools with special bases for children with ASD.

    Beneficiaries

    Any parent or carer of a child with at disability. Any family under extreme stress. immediate families and extended families. the wider population of the borough as less public resources used. Most of these children live on estates and are from the deprived areas of the borough and there parents are on benefits. The children themselves and their siblings will also benefit.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because all of the directors have direct understanding of what it is like to have a child with a disability and have to find out what help and support is available without feeling judged.

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    People

    Parenting Advisor

    Work closely with the boroughs parenting advisor, find out what is available for parents, complete CAF forms, offer support & advice to the parents

    Administrator

    Be the welcoming person and direct the parents to the right person to help them. assist with the admin in the office and run the library

    Project Worker

    someone who will run groups for parents and professionals. and do research.

    Director

    to direct the organisations projects, keep the records and books supervise other staff and look for funding to keep the project running.