Medway Parents and Carers Forum was set up in 2009 by a small group of parents of children with a variety of disabilities, to fill the gap in Medway for a pan disability group. They realised that although their children’s diagnoses and needs may be different, they were meeting the same barriers to accessing services.Join Us
By coming together and sharing their knowledge and experience, they could then work with those who provide services for disabled children and their families and share this information to help plan and improve the quality, range and accessibility of services for all disabled children and their families in Medway. Co-production creates a culture that ensures families are at the heart of policy that affects them whilst realistically creating the best possible outcomes with the resources available in Medway.
The Forum has continued to flourish and moved to its current home at Snapdragons Centre in 2018. As well as becoming a Charitable Incorporate Organisation (CIO) in 2019, the Forum celebrated its 10th birthday.