ASD Family Help - Carers Workshop

Last updated: 02/05/2023

This is a FREE workshop for all carers or parent carers. Professionals are also welcome to book onto this course if they would like to use the information to support parent carers or carers that they support within their roles. 

This course is for anyone in an unpaid caring role (another adult or your own children with SEND). It builds on what you already know, giving a better understanding of the recognition you deserve as a carer. It identifies what further support, rights & benefits you are entitled to as a carer.

This course takes place over 2 mornings (with one additional optional morning) 

Session 1 - Wednesday 28th June 2023 from 10 - 2.30pm.  In person at Thatcham Baptist Church Thatcham

Session 2 - Tuesday 4th July from 10 - 12pm. Online via Teams (link will be sent to you)

Session 3 - Friday 14th July from 10 - 11.30am. In person at M&S Cafe, Newbury Retail Park (This is an optional catch up session)


The course aims are:

  • To connect carers, provide peer support and share ideas and experiences
  • To acknowledge that they are a carer and entitled to recognition and access to further support
  • To familiarise trainees to understand their rights, and entitlements as a carer
  • To build confidence & empower trainees to ask for/receive what they are entitled to as a carer
  • To obtain a tool kit’ of ways to help trainees with their own health and wellbeing

Course content:



Session 1

Welcome & Introduction

Who is a carer & the impact it can have

How to receive emotional support

Your rights and recognition as a carer

Seeking practical help & support

Session 2

Financial help & benefits available to carers

Understanding carers needs & assessments

Improving your mental health & wellbeing

Session 3Optional catch-up session to check in on your progress


Who to contact

Contact Name
Jayne McGovern
Contact Position
Staff/Volunteers & Adult Support Manager
07733 601755
ASD Family Help Website

Where to go

Thatcham Baptist Church
Wheelers Green Way
RG19 4YF

Parking is available onsite (free limited on road parking at the front of the Baptist Church) 

Additional parking is available behind the Baptist Church but this is payable 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
28th June 2023 & 4th July 2023
Time of day

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details


Other notes

Refreshments will be available

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Local Offer

SEN Provision Type
Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Moderate Learning Difficulties
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
12 to 14
15 to 16
16 to 18
19 plus
Needs Level

General Provider

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

No diagnosis of additional needs required for any child, young person or adult 

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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