PODS (Parents Opening Doors)

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Involving & Supporting
Families Who Have a Child or Young Person
With a Disability or Additional Need (age 0-25)
"Together We Can Make a Difference"
Involving & Supporting
Families Who Have a Child
or Young Person

With a Disability or Additional Need (age 0-25)
"Together We Can Make a Difference"


Welcome!

We work across the whole range of services including health, education, social care, and alongside our voluntary sector partners - at a local, regional and national level. We are also members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

Parent Carer Participation is when parents and professionals work together, recognising each other's knowledge, to make informed decisions about services that make the best use of resources.

We are funded through the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities grant and through a Participation Grant from the Department for Education.

Latest News

  • PODS Parent Carer Forum Party Night: 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations
    PODS Parent Carer Forum Party Night: 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations on Friday 14th September 2018 from 7pm-11.30pm Come and join us as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary! The celebration is being held at St George's Cricket Club, Church Street, St George's, Telford, TF2 9LU. There will be a live band and a DJ! The tickets are £5 and will include a Continue Reading
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  • Question Time Panel with LA/Health (incorporating our AGM)
    We recently held our Question Time Panel with the Local Authority and Health Teams, incorporating our AGM. This was a chance to ask questions directly to those in charge of the services our children and young people use. An opportunity to meet the whole PODS team and find out what we have been upto in the last 12 months. Meet Continue Reading
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  • PODS Forum Picnic in the Park – Monday 6th August 2018
    PODS Picnic in the Park - Monday 6th August with Special Guests from Pirates and Princesses! We are hosting this years Picnic in the Park on Monday 6th August at Admaston House, Admaston. We will be having some very special guests from Pirates and Princesses!! We will also have, Quad Bikes, a Bouncy Castle and lots more! This year is Continue Reading
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E-Bulletins

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Family Groups

Our regular groups are for family members - including children and siblings - and provide local information and access to our Face2Face Scheme.

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Key Documents

View essential documents including AGM minutes and additional important information.

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Max Cards

Make days out more financially accessible for foster families and families of children with additional needs with a Max Card.

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