Meeting teachers and parents at Pictor Academy in Trafford are the group leaders in our new project, funded by UNICEF, to provide support for families with children with disabilities. Many thanks to Pictor, Inscape and Ashcroft Schools, Ian Uttridge and colleagues at the Together Trust, Rashad Nawaz, Sally Trowse and Kay Harvey of the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the RHOSEY Outreach team at Rodney House School and Debbie Hoad of Stockport Family.
After three days in Stockport and Trafford the group went down to Colchester to finish their visit. They were presented with a commemorative Essex coat of arms by Russel Breyer, Lead for Children with Disabilities at Lavender House respite centre. Russel extended an offer of supporting Belarus further, especially in training foster carers to foster children with a disability. The team leaders were shown around the vocational and therapeutic allotment and kitchens of Sailship Learning and Training for Life by the CEO Liz Barrett, and were impressed by the profitable wreath-making enterprise. The two days in Essex were packed with meetings and we look forward to working with Essex County Council in the future.