The Hawthorn Project

A Service for Children and Young People with Disabilities

Hawthorn Project

SNAP Cymru Drop in Information sessions

Wednesday 15th October 2014 in Haverfordwest & Friday 24th October 2014 in Pembroke.  Please click the following links for more details:  Wednesday 15th October 2014                  Friday 24th October 2014

“Time to Talk – Parents/carers workshop” – Pembrokeshire Archives                          29th September 2014, 5.30 – 6.30pm

 We are delighted to announce that Jean Gross CBE a former Government Communication Champion for Children and Young People in England is coming to Pembrokeshire on the 29th September, to carry out a parent/carer workshop full details of the workshop will be available shortly, however, it is likely to focus around strategies to support and encourage communication- supportive environments to help develop children and young people’s communication skills.

If you are interested in attending this session please email cpd@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or alternatively you can ring 01437 775091/770077/775201

Hawthorn Project October Half Term Activities

The Hawthorn Project are offering activities during October half term for children and young people aged 10+ with a disability. For full details and a booking form, please click here: Holidays 2014 flyer     October Half Term 2014 Booking Form

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transport and 1:1 support.

 Please note: The return by date for applications is 3rd October 2014 any received after this date will not be considered.

Contact a Family – Free family film event in Llanelli

For details, please click this link: LCC flyer Ffwrnes

Please email wales.events@cafamily.org.uk or phone 02920 396624 for more information or to book your places!

NEW! Helping keep children/young people safe online.

If you visit our “Useful Links” page you will now find a section at the bottom dedicated to keeping children/young people safe online.  This section includes a list of websites and child friendly safe search engines helping you to keep your child/young person safe whilst using the internet.

Child Development Team (CDT)

Further to our previous announcement, CDT will now remain open to new referrals.

We will keep you up to date of further developments as and when they arise.  Please contact the project if you have any queries relating to this.

Key Worker Waiting List

Unfortunately due to the volume on our waiting list we have decided to close to new referrals until further notice this will allow us to clear the current list before reopening.  Please contact the project if you have any queries regarding this.

Pembrokeshire Deaf Children’s Society

For information regarding groups and activities including a summer club for children and young people with all spectrums of deafness and their families, please visit our “What’s on” page. 

The Hawthorn Project.

Many families caring for a child or young person who is disabled or has special needs receive help and support from health, education and social services departments.  However, parents do not always receive clear information about the services that are available to them and may not know who to contact to request the services they and their child/young person need.

The Hawthorn Project was set up as Pembrokeshire Children’s Centre in August 2000 to address this problem by improving inter-agency cooperation and offering support and advice to families.  The centre works in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda Health Board. 

Films Films Films
Films Films Films
Films Films Films

What people say about the Hawthorn Project

Key Working

“It’s good to have a keyworker, anytime you need support they are there for you.”

“The best thing since sliced bread”

“My keyworkers have been very helpful to me in care and advice and support me in matters to help the family get what we need, this has made a tremendous difference to us being able to cope, thank you.”

Parenting Course

“The programme has improved our family life, it’s become a lot less stressful”.  “I can see light at the end of the tunnel.”

PCP Toolkit

“It looks great, I’m sure I will make good use of it.”

Folly Farm Event

“Thank you for inviting us, we have had a great time!  I have been on loads of rides and enjoyed the presentations.  I can’t wait for the film.”

Young People

“I think the workshop was great because everyone enjoyed themselves.”  “The workshop was a great way to have my say.  We had great fun with all the puppets and voting with the stickers.”