Help & Support for parents in Cambridgeshire
Help for Cambridgeshire parents: Need someone to talk to?
Caring for a child or young person with additional needs or disability is tiring and, in a big county like Cambridgeshire, can be extremely isolating. Pinpoint offers help for Cambs parents – including support, information and a chance to improve local services.
One of the main ways Pinpoint can help is to connect you with other parent carers who are in a similar situation to you. Our support group section has details of parent carer groups across the county. You can search for parent groups in your region and by need, although many groups welcome parent carers of children with all needs, disabilities and ages.
Difficult to go out and get to a support meeting?
How about a facebook group so you can connect online outside 9-5 to another parent carer who understands just how tough times can be – and can support you with advice, contacts and information as well.
Monthly parent groups for parents and carers who have children with ADHD and Autism – with or without a diagnosis.
Here you will find lists of other organisations who might be able to help you.
Contact the Pinpoint team and we can help. We’re parents ourselves – our children have additional needs too. We’re here to help, so please call or email us. Here are our contact details.
Our parents say ...
“These meetings feel like a real lifeline and when everything feels like such a battle to cope and get the help we need for our little one it is so helpful to have somewhere to come where everyone understands! I always go away inspired and ready to try new things !”
Thank you for all the hard work you’ve put in and Information you’ve provided over the past sessions I’ve attended. Pinpoint is such a great service and one of the few providers that “get” our children.
“The meeting was really helpful and everyone at Pinpoint was very welcoming, supportive and listened- such a difference when you feel alone in this process!”
Great to listen to other parents.
Really good to find support and assistance at this stage, as I feel like I’m in the dark.
I come to meetings to find out how to help my son – I feel the knowledge I have gained has helped settle him into the school environment.
This is a great service!
I have attended Pinpoint events for quite a few years now and have found the information very helpful and it has also enabled me to point other people in the right direction.
Pinpoint meetings are in sensible locations and provide really high quality speakers and resources.
Pinpoint have always been very helpful with and queries/problems that parents have. More recently, the help and support given to parents with home to school transport issues had been very useful and has helped parents achieve a positive outcome.
I think it’s important for professionals to hear parents’ opinions.
Many thanks for an excellent meeting – well run, good quality attendees who listened! Very helpful, on many levels.
Excellent range of specialists available to listen, and answers questions, good location, good to meet other parents.
The 2017 Pinpoint Conference was very empowering, a celebration of what parents can achieve.
Good to read ...
The 2017 Carers Handbook, published by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation, offers practical information for carers, families and friends.
There’s useful information about your role as a carer, your rights and carer assessments. Plus contacts for local groups who can offer you advice and support.Download the Carers' Handbook
Sign up for the Cambs carers' magazine
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire publishes a quarterly magazine for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough carers. It includes information for parent carers and useful contacts.Sign up for the magazine