Tell us what you do
We are a voluntary organisation that provide sporting, social and recreational activities for children and young people with disabilities and their entire families.
What is your proudest achievement?
Last year we enabled a severely disabled young person and all of his family to complete an outdoor climbing course. It was brilliant to see them as a family do something which they never could have imagined being able to do.
What is your experience of support received from SCVO (if relevant)?
SCVO are currently supporting us with strategic monetary advice, helping us decide which funding opportunities we should pursue. We are also looking for assistance in for developing a code of conduct around fundraising.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt about working with people in Sandwell?
Never take anything or anybody for granted. Stay focused on the individual and look at things on a case by case basis.
What are your plans for the future and some of the challenges you face?
In the future we want to continue with the activities that we currently provide and also expand the range of experiences that we can offer. For example in the February half term we are using a big rig set up to put on a silks and trapeze workshop which should be great fun. Developments depends on stable and sustainable funding though, so as with most voluntary organisations our biggest challenge will be securing this.
How can SCVO help to support your organisation in the future?
By providing ad hoc support around policy development and strategic financial support as and when needed. Just literally carry on doing what you do! For more information about Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children, please visit their website at www.sp-dc.org or ring 0121 553 2093