Family Support

My name is Vicky House and I am the Family Support Worker here at Willow Dene School. I am here to offer support to families through home visits and community appointments as well as meetings in the school.

I can offer direct support with referrals to appropriate agencies, grant applications and help with form filling.

I also facilitate a regular coffee morning held here at Willow Dene. It’s a great opportunity for parents to chat, share information and experiences. This is called the ‘Speakeasy’. It is held on a Wednesday between 10.30 -11.30am and every parent at Willow Dene is welcome. Throughout the year we invite representatives from different agencies and organisations to meet with us.  They tell parents all about their services and how parents/carers might access them.

I will send flyers home in children’s bags to let you know when these visits are happening.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with me or just fancy a chat please don’t hesitate to call on 0208 854 9841.

I look forward to meeting you!

Vicky

 

Useful Links

Speakeasy
Willow Dene parent/carer weekly support group

Library Lending Service
Free book lending service for families

Expert Patients Programme
Free course supporting parents of children with disabilities

Youth Services for Disabled Young People
Advertising services from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Cinema Exhibitors Association Card Website
Information on how a disabled child/adult can apply for a National Cinema Card that entitles the person accompanying them to the cinema to a free ticket

Taxicard
Information about Taxicard, how to apply and who is eligible for this benefit

Family Information Service
The Families Information and Outreach Service at the Royal Borough of Greenwich gives advice on childcare and children's activities to parents and carers

Greenwich Toy Library
Enables children with profound disabilities the opportunity to access play equipment and specially adapted toys. Plus provides short breaks and respite opportunities.

Contact a Family
They provide information, advice and support for families with disabled children.

Greenwich Parent Voice
An independent group of parents who have a child with special educational needs or a disability, ranging from the most profound and complex to young people without a statement. They are committed to giving a voice to all carers of disabled children in government.

Greenwich Welfare Rights Service – 0208 921 6375
Benefits advice in Greenwich. Contact them to get a free benefit check and make sure you are not missing out on relevant benefits and tax credits

Disability Living Allowance – Helpline 08457 123456