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Providing specialist support for SEND families

by SENsational Families in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Providing specialist support for SEND families

£1,185

raised of £2,000 stretch target

9

supporters
59% 5 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £1,000 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 12:00am

To ensure we can provide more 1:1 support to Norfolk families who have children with special educational needs or a disability.

by SENsational Families in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we are lucky enough to go over our target, any extra raised will go towards be used to help us continue supporting Norfolk SEND families.  So every penny raised really will help us make a massive difference! 


We are a small grassroots charity which was originally founded back in 2015  by 3 Norfolk mums who realised there was a huge lack of support for families who have children with special educational needs and disabilities.

We are now a registered charity who employs 2 part time Family support workers and have an extremely passionate group of volunteers.  We provide a range of support; 1:1 support, we run 3 weekly support groups, have over 1700 parents / carers accessing our online support forum, provide a range of training and advocate for all SEND families in Norfolk.

Raising a child with SEND is extremely stressful and something that no parent ever signs up for. The extra knowledge you need to ensure your child receives the support they deserve, allowing them to be happy and access the education that every child deserves is beyond what anyone could possibly believe, until they live it.  The mental health and wellbeing of SEND families is shocking, mainly due to the endless battling that has to be done to get the help needed.

In the past 12 months we have been shocked and saddened by the ever increasing need there is in Norfolk for our 1:1 support. We are one of the only local charities that support all SEND families and as more and more cuts to government funding has kicked in across the sector, the need for our services has increased beyond what we ever thought possible.  Within 6 months of employing our Support Workers we have had to close referrals to us, as we just cannot currently keep up with the demand.

We are in desperate need to employ at least another one support worker but this is only possible with your support.  We never charge for our support, and we never will! We are completely reliant on fundraising, donations and grants.  Please support us, so we can support the families in Norfolk who are so indeed of our help! 

Let's make 'Providing specialist support for SEND families' happen

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