Funding boost for Paces from The Henry Smith Charity

We’re delighted to be able to share the news that we have been awarded a £75,000 grant to develop our work helping parents of disabled children.

The funding, from The Henry Smith Charity – an independent trust which aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, will be used over the next three years to launch a ‘Families for Families’ mentoring network.

It will support 40 parents over three years by providing them with the resources, support and information they need to have the confidence to manage their children’s needs. The aim is to ensure they have access to the services available and reduce the potential for their isolation by sharing both knowledge and experience.

The work provided by this grant will complement the outreach programme which is being funded by last year’s £80,000 support from BBC Children in Need.

Dr Spencer Pitfield OBE, Interim Chief Executive of Paces, said:

“One of our priorities at Paces has always been to support not only children with Cerebral Palsy but their families and this grant from The Henry Smith Charity will allow us to develop our pioneering work in this area.

“We know that parents can often feel alone, isolated and unsure where to turn for support following their child’s diagnosis. By providing support for their family, we hope to break down those barriers, provide access to those who have experienced the challenges and signpost the way to the help that is on offer.”

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