The Hawthorn Project
A Service for Children and Young People with Disabilities
Pembrokeshire Young Carers (our sister project) currently have 2 vacancies. 1 person is required to work with young carers from the age of 8 and the other will be required to work with young adult carers up to the age of 25. Both posts are for 24 hours per week and further information can be found on their website: www.pembsyc.org.uk
Thank You 3 Amigo’s!
Once again, we would like to thank the 3 Amigo’s for all their hard work and kind donation at the Easter Egg run held on Sunday 13th April. They raised £653 which will enable us to provide outings and activities for the families we work with throughout the year.
Principality Building Society Community Vote – A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERY WHO VOTED!!
The Pembrokeshire Young Carers will be able to go on holiday this year after winning £5,000!
After being selected from hundreds of applications as one of the final five, on Friday 14th March the Pembrokeshire Young Carers were announced as the winners having received the most votes. The money will allow the young carers a holiday and the Principality will be putting on a Christmas party in Bluestone.
To see a short video showing the reactions of the young carers when they found out they had won, please visit YouTube and type in “principality community vote 2014” or follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w2LlaPfulY
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.
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What people say about the Hawthorn Project
“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.”
“The programme has improved our family life, it’s become a lot less stressful”. “I can see light at the end of the tunnel.”
“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.”
“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.”