The forum works alongside key professionals responsible for strategic planning and provision of services within Somerset, to improve services and the delivery of services so that they better meet families’ needs.
Parent carers can help pinpoint problems frequently experienced by families with disabled children. This knowledge is useful to professionals to help them improve how services are delivered, so they better meet family’s needs.
When parents and professionals work together, recognising each other’s expert knowledge, informed decisions are made which make the best use of people’s time and money.
Parents and carers understand the problems and issues that families with disabled children face and this knowledge can be used practically in shaping services that are relevant and right for the disabled children and their families in their areas.