What is Change in Cumbria for Disabled Children? This is an example Parents' Site for Learning to Change Cumbria who are working alongside the Local Authority with the support of Contact a Family to help bring change to the way services are accessed and improved.
Learning to Change Cumbria is the Parent/Professional implementation, under the "Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC)- Every Child Matters" Government initiative.
eg "The government will allocate almost £700,000 to increase the number of short breaks for a year from this April (2009) in Cumbria. That figure will rise to £2 million for the year from April 2010"
****** 3rd Learning to Change Conference Penrith 19 April 2010
there have already been 2 Cumbria Conferences for Change, whose details can be seen in the links on the left of the Home page; and there is a County steering group, fed by 5 local area groups who meet regularly...If you wish to attend a local group and influence change in cumbria see.. here
previous conference reports available here
for more info on Initiatives in other UK areas see the links on the left of front page, and generally have a look round the site and forum..there is a search facility on the top menu along with help if you need it....
this link gives good info on aiming high too! http://www.edcm.org.uk/default.aspx?page=2185
see also http://www.soul-trade.com/change/forum-feedback-faq/site-aims/
Using the site
Click on the flowers on the front page to enter the Forum and read the posts (to comment you must register)
to get the best from the site - Register! , then when you return, you can choose "unread posts since your last visit" from the top right hand of the Front page
use the Search, Help and Calendar on the top menu-- look around - get posting and by all means ask for help if you need it - firstname.lastname@example.org