Family Footings brings families with disabled children together to share experiences and gain information that will enhance their family life. It was started in response to the changing face of health and social care. The government has said that families and individuals should have more control about the services they receive and the way that money for support is spent. We want all families to have the opportunity to develop their confidence and knowledge so that they feel involved and empowered in decisions being made about their children and family.
Family Footings introduces families to the benefits of using person centred thinking tools and other key skills to assist parents when they are interacting with professionals involved in their children’s lives.
Person Centred thinking can help families to:
- Feel listened to
- Be more in control of their lives
- Work in partnership with services to find the best outcome for their child
- Feel more connected into their local community
- Express their aspirations for their life both now and in the future.