A VITAL project has been given cash to continue providing training to parents and carers of children with special educational needs.
SkillShare, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has been awarded a further five years’ funding to provide free training.
The scheme is managed by the Staffordshire Parent Partnership Service to provide workshops and events covering autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder and Down’s Syndrome.
Organisers are now urging parents to contact them with ideas for future events.
Co-ordinator Tracy Munday said: “I know how daunting it can sometimes be for parents to get involved.
“I want to continue to build on the success of the previous project, but also to encourage parents and carers who haven’t accessed the events before to come along.
"I will put on events parents want, in the areas they want them and at times that suit. In order to do this I need parents to contact me.”
A series of free workshops have been planned for dads.
There will be one at Rising Brook Fire Station in Stafford on June 17 and another at Gnosall Fire Station on June 24.
They run 6.30-8.30pm. To book a place by call Tracy Munday 01785 356930