Last chance to access EHC Workshop

tonight is our last EHC workshop at the struts centre beeper 19:00 -21:00 come along and learn about transferring your child’s/young persons statement. We will also be taking feedback on the proposed changes to Aiming High, have your say before this service changes.

EHC Workshops

There are only two workshops left  on Education Health and Social Care Plan Transition, come along to Ashbourne on Monday 10:30-12:30 or Belper on Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00 to find out about EHC and transfers.


There  is a £10.00 Love2shop voucher up for grabs once we hit 100 likes, Only 16 more to go! everyone in with a chance, Please she our page and encourage your friends/family to ‘like’ our page if they too are parents/carers in Derbyshire with children/young adults with additional needs and disabilities.

Every Disabled Child Matters Short Break Report

Thank you to all the parents who took part in the research into short breaks with Every Disabled Child Matters, they have sent there report to Government, lets hope it makes a difference.  The report is available via this link Short Breaks in 2015 An uncertain future FINAL

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are currently half way though workshops on EHC Plans, with feedback on the proposed changes to Aiming High being sought afterwards, Please come along and have your say before this services is reduced further,  and Go on line to completed the consultation, we made a difference last year, lets pull together again and save our Short breaks.


Parents of Children over 14 years old

We have been sent information for parents of children over 14 years old who have a learning diasbility, about health checkups they may be able to have with their GP once a year, please click on the link for more information gp_ld_register_lette

Derbyshire Short Breaks Cuts

Aiming High Short Breaks.

Sadly Short breaks are back in consultation, We are asking ALL parents/carers who use the Aiming High short breaks to take part in the consultations, there are approximately 700 Children/young people using this service, at the last consultation less than 300 questionnaires were completed. If you do not take part this service will be reduced, the proposal is for upto 40 hours per year, less than an hour a week.

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Hilton this Friday

Dont forget the management gorup are going to Hilton Village Hall this Friday 11th September from 10:30 -12:00. Come and talk to us about your area, your concerns and help shape Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice, to be the forum you want.

We look forward to seeing you


Calling parents in South Derbyshire

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice have listened to your feedback and want to talk to you more so we are coming to Hilton on the 11th September from 10:30 -12:00 to hold our Management Meeting, this is an opertunity for you to see what the Management committee do, ask questions and join/find out about other ways to be parents of Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice.

Let us know if you are comming.

We will be visiting other places across Derbyshire for the Management Meeting over the next year, a full list of dates is available on the dates for forum page on the website or by clicking on this link All dates 2015-2016

Family Engagement Sessions

Derbyshire County Council are holding some family engagement sessions in May and June, these are you opportunity to hear about future plans as well as give your feedback:


Peak School, Buxton Road, Chinley, High Peak on 20 May 2015 from 4.30-6.30pm

The Venue, Wyaston, Ashbourne, DE6 1NB on 27 May 2015 from 4.30-6.30pm

Umbrella,64 Birdcage Walk, Derby, DE22 4LD on 1 June 2015 from 4.30-6.30pm

Cotmanhay Children’s Centre, Beauvale Drive, Ilkeston DE7 8RU on 2 June 2015 from 4.30-6.30pm

Lea Green Development Centre on 9 June 2015 from 4.30-6.30pm

Fairplay, Alexandra Road West, Chesterfield on 16 June 2015 from 4.30-6.30pm

You need to book your place to do so contact or  by calling 01629 538993.