Parent Training - SkillShare
Parent Training – SkillShare
SkillShare, a project funded by The Big Lottery Fund to provide free training for parents and carers of children and young people with special needs and/or disabilities in Staffordshire.
In 2007 parents told the then Parent Partnership Service, when their child was identified as having an additional need, they often felt they had nowhere to go and there was no training available to them.
Staffordshire Parent Partnership Service wanted to address this and were successful in obtaining Big Lottery funding to run the first 5-year SkillShare project. The purpose of the project was to facilitate training sessions and workshops for parents and carers of children with special educational needs in Staffordshire.
When the funding ended in 2013 there was still a need for this invaluable project and so a further bid was submitted, this time with a slight change of focus and targeting families categorised as ‘most in need’ We submitted a further bid to the Big Lottery Fund and were successful in getting another 5 years of funding from April 2013 under the Reaching Communities Programme.
The project ends in March 2018 and Tracy Munday the SkillShare co-ordinator is currently collating evaluations and feedback to submit to the Big Lottery Fund for the end of project report. In addition, an independent external evaluation has been commissioned and this can be viewed here: SkillShare Final Report
Once the end of project report has been completed and submitted to the Big Lottery Fund we will post the results on this page.