We are marking the 10th anniversary by launching a new service to provide volunteer outreach and befriending to parent-carers across West Sussex.
As part of the development of this project we are pleased to welcome Rachel Fielding to the staff team. Rachel has joined as our new Volunteer Co-ordinator and will be working to recruit and support volunteers who will help us with a range of important work, including:-
We will be holding an induction training day on the 7th November at Dove Lodge in Littlehampton. Travel expenses will be reimburshed and food and refreshments provided. If you would be interested in attending this event please email Rachel Fielding at Rachel@reachingfamilies.org.uk or phone her on 07535 386687.
We are seeking a Treasurer to oversee the financial governance and management of the charity. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial manager who can help a rapidly growing organisation achieve financial sustainability and best practice in its financial management. If you are interested in this opportunity in the first instance please contact our Project Manager, Brian O’Hagan, for an informal chat about the role. You can reach him on 07939 192388 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge thank you to everyone at The Vine in Tarring for supporting our recent Family Fun Day, 10th anniversary celebrations. Thanks to you we raised £472.45 on the day, with the promise of more to come!
Reaching Families have been commissioned by West Sussex Coastal Mind to deliver a number of one day training workshops on issues and subjects important to families of children with Autism and ADHD. Amongst the subjects we will be covering include introductory workshops on ADHD and Autism, understanding anxiety, understanding challenging behaviour and handling stress & building resilience. For further details on the current workshops please see the flyer on the top right.
We have now published iBook and Kindle versions of both our parent carer guides, Making Sense Of It All and Making Sense Of Adult Life. The new e-book editions are proving very popular with parents who enjoy reading on their ipad, tablet or e-reader. To download a digital edition of either book please visit the eBooks page.