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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 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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  • Festive Event at Jungleland
    Festive Event at Jungleland, on Saturday 30th December from 6pm-8pm Come along and join us for some Festive Fun! The Cafe will be open if you wish to purchase food and drinks. Parents are required to stay with their child/children. All families who have a child or young person with a disability/additional need aged 0-25 are welcome. When booking your Continue Reading
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  • PODS Forum Fundraising Team Christmas Craft Workshops
    PODS Forum Fundraising Team Christmas Craft Workshops Christmas Craft Workshops on Monday 18th December from 10am-12pm and 1pm til 3pm You will be making hot chocolate, snow cones, sock snowmen, decorating Christmas hats and lots more. Two Christmas Craft Workshop sessions will be running, session one will be from 10am-12pm and session two will be from 1pm-3pm. Please only book onto Continue Reading
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PODS Picnic in the Park – Monday 6th August 2018 at Admaston House

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I'm finishing work now for the weekend.... It doesn't get any quieter in PODS world when the holidays start and there are still as many meetings to attend. This week started on a really personal issue and the... https://t.co/Wis50cndVq

I recognise that summer holidays might be hard - I'm down to my last with my lad now - flippin eck why didn't I think of this sooner . . . Some of my best childhood memories are of my summer hols - at the time I hated them but looking back I remember... https://t.co/rVHuj6Mxv9

Really excited to see that this PlayCentre is open again (used to be North Staffs Adventure Playground) - have a look and check out their Summer sessions: https://t.co/2aFacnaFQF It's a really safe enclosed space with indoor and outdoor activities. https://t.co/2aFacnaFQF

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