Here at Stick 'n' Step looking after the parents, grandparents, carers and families of the children and young people we work with is just as important as the work that we do in the classroom. We provide a warm, homely space for family members to relax during their child's session. Some family members use session time to watch TV or read a book, to catch up on some work, or even to sleep. Other family members will use this respite time to do the weekly shop, fuel the car or to pop into town for a coffee with some of the other parents in their child's class.
Creating a supportive community of Stick 'n' Step parents helps our families to support each other, make friends and to share their experience with each other. Our friendly office staff team are also always on hand to provide informal support and advice, signposting to other organisations, and help with filling in application forms, fundraising ideas, and opportunities to access other services and products.
We believe that the opportunity for a child or young person to overcome some of the effects of cerebral palsy should never be linked to their family's wealth - that's why all of our services are entirely free of charge to the families we work with. If, as a parent, you'd like to get involved in fundraising then you are more than welcome, but you will never be under any obligation to fundraise on our behalf.