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Family Matters Richmond and Hounslow

We provide Family Matters, our parents support service, in Richmond and Hounslow. Our Parent Support Workers provide practical support, advice and information to families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs who are feeling under pressure or who are experiencing difficulties.

We will

  • Listen to your worries and experiences in a non-judgmental way
  • Work with you to identify what is working and what is not working
  • Support you to focus on areas of family life that you find challenging and will work with you to identify steps to address some of these difficulties
  • Provide you with information on activities and services and will support you to access them.

To find out more about our Richmond service contact Surabhi Dhondiyal on 07376277779 or email surabhi@ruils.co.uk 

To find out more about our Hounslow service contact Alka Tripathi on 07376 354 638  alkatripathi@ruils.co.uk.

Join us at one of our online workshops:

Family Matters Richmond:

Thursday 1 October, 10.30am- Managing Challenging Behaviour

Join this Ruils online workshop on Managing Challenging Behaviour, with Linda Campbell-Arthur, a Specialist Clinical Psychologist, working for the Hounslow CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Team, and in private practice.

In this workshop (conducted via Zoom) Linda will teach you the skills to understand and respond helpfully to your child's challenging behaviour. It will be a practical session with lots of evidence based tips and tools to manage difficult behaviour and restore your sense of calm!

Click here to book a free place

Tuesday 20 October, 10.30am - ECHP Annual Reviews

By law, all EHCPs must be reviewed annually. This process should ensure that your child progresses and that effective provision is in place. As we know, what the law demands and what actually happens are not always the same …

Ruils SEND Advisor Alex Hardy will talk you through what the law says, how you can use Annual Reviews effectively, who should be doing what, what to look out for, and how to ensure that the process is kept on track.

Click here to book a free place

Family Matters Hounslow:

Tuesday 29 September, 10.30am- Wills and Trusts 

This workshop will be run by Leanne Quirke, Wills and Trusts manager at Ealing Mencap. Leanne will focus on the importance of writing a Will and setting up a Trust fund, if you are a parent, carer or relative wanting to safeguard the financial future of a loved one who has a learning disability, who may be vulnerable or might lack capacity.

Click here to book a free place

Wednesday 21 October, 10.30am - ECHP Annual Reviews

By law, all EHCPs must be reviewed annually. This process should ensure that your child progresses and that effective provision is in place. As we know, what the law demands and what actually happens are not always the same …

Ruils SEND Advisor Alex Hardy will talk you through what the law says, how you can use Annual Reviews effectively, who should be doing what, what to look out for, and how to ensure that the process is kept on track. He will be joined by Michaela Eggleston, Advocacy Manager at Skylarks who will talk about her role and how she can support families.

Click here to book a free place

 

 

Mrs Peters has a son with complex health & social care needs. When she was referred to us she had no services in place & was struggling to cope. Our Parent Support Worker supported her to get a re-assessment which resulted in her getting 6 hours of support from social services. She now has a sitter in place who stays with her son so that she can have a break. She has a specialist car to transport her son in and is managing much better.