Family & Parenthood
Family and parenthood
Disabled Parents Network
The Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters
They offer leaflets and information on a wide variety of issues such as involvement in your child’s schooling, getting a community care assessment, and setting up a support group.
They also have many online forums where disabled parents or would-be parents can advise each other on topics like welfare benefits, fertility, childcare fees, schools, social services, gay and lesbian parents, deaf parents, equipment etc
They also have a number of free online advice and information leaflets.
Membership is £15 a year, or £50 for 4 years.
Telephone: 08702 410 450
Deaf Parents UK provides a befriending and help service for deaf parents, they also provide signed group training for deaf parents.
There is signed video and text information on their website.
SMS: 07928 842 529
Fax: 0871 2643323
The Parent Partnership is an organisation for parents of disabled children. It is concerned with issues around the child’s education and development. It is run from a parent/carer Information Resource Centre called the Gem Centre.
Parent Partnership, Gem Centre, Bentley Bridge, Neachells Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV11 3PP
Bus number 25 stops close by.
Gingerbread’s advice service for lone parents is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Freephone 0808 802 0925
Pink Parents is a national support project for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) families. They offer a range of support services and social activities for all LGBT families.
Their helpline is available weekdays 9am – midday: 01380 727935.
The website is: www.pinkparents.org.uk
The Haven provides services to women and any dependent children who are affected by domestic violence and homelessness and in need of safety, shelter, stability and support. Some of their residences are of wheelchair standard.