Allsorts for Parents & Carers
Allsorts for Parents & Carers
Allsorts for Parents & Carers

Allsorts for Parents & Carers

We know that being a parent or carer of a child with a disability is rewarding. We also understand the stresses and strains that disabilities and additional needs can put on parents and carers.

 

We offer a range of social and supportive groups to help you face the challenges and see the opportunities ahead.

One in five parents with a disabled child say that isolation has led to the break up of their family life.

Help us to make sure parents and carers aren’t alone.

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It gives me time to chill out a bit, to offload and to laugh and to learn things from other parents and carers. We can share ideas even though our children are different.”

Gill, mum of four and Allsorts member.

Allsorts for Parents & Carers
Allsorts for Parents & Carers

Parent and Carer Drop In

These sessions are a way for you to become part of a community of people who understand the rewards and challenges of caring for a child with a disability.

You’ll be welcomed by friendly staff and Allsorts members and will be able to share advice over coffee and cake.

Each week we try to do something different, from having a fun game of badminton to listening to a guest speaker.

The drop in also coincides with our Toy Library once a month. Or, sometimes we meet just to have a chat!

Who is this for?
Parents and carers of a child with a disability. If your child is at school, come on your own. Or, if you have a baby or toddler, bring them with you. Open to non-members. No need to book.

How much is it?
Free, but a small contribution is welcome. We also share the cost of the court for our monthly badminton session – approximately £2 – 3 per person.

When and where is it?
Fridays at 10am to 12pm during term time.
In different venues around the county.

Check our calendar for up-to-date info
Allsorts for Parents & Carers

Parent and Toddler Group

Mainstream toddler groups can be daunting when you have a young child with a disability or additional needs.

This group is a way to form friendships and share your story with others who understand in a safe environment.

You can share milestones and the development of your toddler and can gain knowledge and information of other places of support.

Who is this for?
Parents with a baby or toddler with a disability or additional needs. A diagnosis isn’t required to come along to this open group. Your child may have had a difficult medical start in life, or a diagnosis may be ongoing.  This group is also suitable for non-disabled siblings.

How much is it?
FREE!

When and where is it?
Tuesdays at 10am – 12pm during term times.
Cashes Green Children’s Centre, Hillcrest Road, Stroud GL5 4NL

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  • “It was such a relief to take my son to fun activities and feel he could be accepted for who he was and get such a warm welcome and support.”

  • “I spend fun days cooking tasty treats and eating them, crazy art works I wouldn’t do at home. We go on exciting trips out but the bestest part is the staff who guarantee me lots of laughing!”

  • “Thank you so much for giving us the trampolining opportunity. My daughter hasn’t stopped talking about it all evening!”

Toy Library