Bexley FLARE, our Parent Champion Network, is a group of parents and members of the community who started to come together in 2020. The group exists to provide training, peer support and mentoring opportunities and signposting to parents in the borough. FLARE welcomes new parents and parents/carers who have children up to the age of 24.
The group meets regularly face to face, virtually, and stays in touch via Whatsapp and Facebook. The group can offer advice in accessing services, and shares useful information, and has for example supported others to access advice on housing, counselling, parenting, and to support one another in the challenges of caring for children and young people with additional needs.
The group is facilitated by Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. and Bexley Moorings – the group can be contacted as follows:
Bexley FLARE has produced an overview of who the group is and some of their previous activities and future plans:
Young carers survey
The Partnership has devised this short survey as part of a wider project to improve the help we offer to young carers. You don’t need to have a carer in your family to take part, we’d like to hear from as many people as possible.