The Hawthorn Project

A Service for Children and Young People with Disabilities

Hawthorn Project

 Time Out For Parents (Course for parents of primary aged children.)

We are due to start a new Time Out For Parents parenting course. This course will be free of charge, please see our Parenting Courses page for further details. (dates and venue to be confirmed.


The Ultimate Fire Safety Guide for People with Disabilities

SplitLevel has made an infographic that explains different steps to prevent fire, how to stay prepared for a fire, what to do during a fire and what to do afterwards – for full details, please click on our Useful links page. 


ASD Coffee Mornings

The coffee support mornings are proving to be a positive place to receive support.  The morning is very informal with parents sharing their experiences and offering support to each other.

Please join us at the Hawthorn Project on the 20/10/2015, 17/11/2015 or 15/12/2015.  Further dates will be posted on this page once confirmed.

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.

Key Worker Waiting List

We are pleased to confirm that the Hawthorn Project has now reopened to Key Worker referrals.  If you would like to refer a child/young person to the service, referral forms can be found on this site by clicking on the Key Working tab at the bottom of this 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.”