PODS Befriending Scheme is a network of trained parent volunteers who support other parents of children with special needs at the time of diagnosis or during challenging times related to their child’s disability.
Every Befriender is someone whose own child has special needs.
They know what it is like to cope with a new diagnosis and the challenges that come with it in the future.
This service is free and confidential.
We support parents of children with any type of disability or special need. As a parent of a child with a special need or disability you have something unique to offer. Your own experiences mean that you can empathise with other parents and help them to make positive adjustments to the news of their child’s special need/disability or you can provide support when they are facing new challenges.
Many parents find it invaluable to have another parent to talk to who can understand and listen.
So why not become a PODS Befriender, support other local parents, and strengthen our local community?/p>