Our voices are louder together

Welcome to Rochdale Parent Carers Voice

Our forum joins together parents and carers who look after disabled children and young people to bring positive change from our lived experiences. We listen to families to find out what is important to them and determine whether services across Rochdale, Heywood, Pennines and Middleton meet their needs.

We work in partnership with local authorities, education settings and health providers to highlight where local services, processes and commissioners are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.

We also:

  • Signpost to relevant services and share information
  • Provide friendly spaces for parent carers to support each other at our regular coffee meetings and through our Facebook group (the views, opinions and advice expressed on our Facebook page are those of individuals and are not necessarily representative of the Rochdale Parent Carers Voice.)
  • Offer training and coaching for parent carers and professionals

Everyone involved in running the forum is a parent carer to a disabled child/children or young person/people. Many of our staff are volunteers who feel passionately about bringing their knowledge and experience to the table when decisions are being made.

If you feel passionate about improving services for disabled children and young people across Rochdale Borough, why not fill out a membership form and join us.

Watch a video from our previous Co-Chair, Kath Bromfield explaining more about the benefits of parent carer forums:

 

Parents, carers and professionals can sign up for free to become a member. It’s up to you how involved you want to be in our work. You can also train to become one of our representatives and attend strategic meetings. As a member, you will occasionally receive useful information and we’ll let you know about events, training sessions or groups.

Please see our Data Privacy Notice & Data Protection Policy

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Parent/Carer Newsletter & Member sign up
I care for a child/young person (up to age 25) with additional needs or disabilities OR have a child with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) attending school in the Rochdale area (includes Heywood, Middleton and Pennine). *

I have read and understood the Parent Carers Voice Data Privacy Notice. By proceeding I consent to my personal data being collected and used as stated in the Data Privacy Notice.

The following diversity monitoring form is used to show we engage with a wide range of families. You do not have to complete the form if you do not wish to. The diversity monitoring form will be separated from your membership form and the information on the monitoring form will be pooled to provide information such as the percentage of members who are foster carers, the percentage of members who are single parents.

Diversity Monitoring Form

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Professionals PCV Membership Form

Professionals working in the Rochdale Borough are encouraged to become members of the Parent Carers Voice. We’ll occasionally send through useful information and let you know about any of our events, training sessions or groups. Professional members receive information and access to training but they are not permitted to drop into our regular meetings. Professionals wishing to engage with parents for a specific reason are requested to submit a short application form.

Confirmation *
I confirm I am a professional working in the Rochdale borough with children/young people aged 0-25 years with a disability.

I have read and understood the Parent Carers Voice Data Privacy Notice. By proceeding I consent to my personal data being collected and used as stated in the Data Privacy Notice.

The following diversity monitoring form is used to show we engage with a wide range of families. You do not have to complete the form if you do not wish to. The diversity monitoring form will be separated from your membership form and the information on the monitoring form will be pooled to provide information such as the percentage of members who are foster carers, the percentage of members who are single parents.

Diversity Monitoring Form

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