Chairman and County Councillor Karen May was pleased to welcome Anne Duddington and Audrey De Garis from Worcestershire Parent and Carers Community (WPCC) at the November Health and Wellbeing Board (14 November).
The charity which supports over 300 families who have children with disabilities or additional needs across the county was invited to share their experiences. They work to reduce health inequalities and the isolation that comes with disability and raise awareness of barriers and finds solutions.
Anne and Audrey shared examples of the activities provided for families including physical activity sessions, peer support networks, and 1-1 support to help prevent crisis situations. Board members recognised the value of sharing parent and carer’s experiences, and supported the charity’s book titled ‘Love, Laughter and Tears’. Public Heath in Worcestershire will be working with Anne and Audrey to refresh and distribute this more wider in coming months.
For more information about WPCC: Home (parentcarers.org.uk)
Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Cllr Karen May summarises the recent meeting: