Reports, Policy and Practice

Parents, carers and professionals supported by STAND North Wales CIC were asked to complete a survey regarding the impact of employment against caring responsibilities. The purpose of the survey was to investigate whether families have had their employment impacted directly by their caring responsibilities, either within their family or the community that they support. STAND North Wales CIC hosts a parent focus group for Denbighshire, STAND for CHANGE, who highlighted the need for this survey following first-hand experience from our members regarding childcare availability suitable for families with children with additional needs and disabilities. For more information regarding this or the STAND for CHANGE group contact our administrator .

STAND North Wales CIC families from across North Wales met with Christy Hosking, Regional Patient Lead for the Neurodevelopment Services, to help shape and design and put plans in place to deliver change in Neurodevelopment Services in North Wales. We are pleased to report that the views and the stories of our families were brought together to steer the development of future plans. The attached report showcases our families’ views and responses from the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.