SEND Information Fair 2024

Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum

“Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum is a voice for those with lived experience of being a Parent Carer (This means parents and/or carers of children with any disability, SEN, condition, impairment or additional need).  We can create a bridge to the providers of statutory services to help build better services for all families of disabled children in Gloucestershire.”

Joining the forum is free and will give you access to our newsletter, social events and training. Once you have signed up you will get a second important invitation in which we will ask you to anonymously complete a data form that helps us know more about our members but protects your privacy.  Please help us by completing both forms.



Register as a Carer with Gloucestershire Carers Hub for access to free training, wellbeing events, a Carer’s Aware Badge scheme and more. 

Who is a Carer?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner, a child or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Caring may be sudden and unexpected or could be developed over a period of time.  A caring role may last a few months or years but for some it may last for the rest of their lives. [from]


The Family Information Service from Gloucestershire County Council has a free online directory of services for all families including the Local Offer – details of services for disabled children and their families. 

By signing up to the voluntary register of disabled children in Gloucestershire you will receive regular newsletters and you can also apply for a free swimming pass for your child.

You’re Welcome is an inclusive online directory and forum. It’s the place to find social events, clubs, groups or places to visit. It is open to everyone in Gloucestershire.

You can also get ideas on how to find support to access the things you and your family might want to do.

All listings for events or things to do include accessibility and inclusive practice information and contact details. Membership is free and includes personalised newsletters and access to the friendly forum.