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Reps and Helpers

Caroline Temple Bird


Hi! I'm Caroline. I am one of a group of parent carers who helped set up Bristol Parent Carers in May 2010, when I said I would be Acting Chair - and have now been the Chair ever since! I got involved with participation because I like to find out what's going on, have my say, and help to bring about positive change.

Lou Paget

LOU PAGET - Vice-Chair

Hello! I’m Lou and I’ve been with BPC for 4 years – which seems like a huge amount of time now!  I am tremendously proud of both the work BPC has done and the way we do it – and the other parent carers in the team are among my closest friends now.

Pearl Kofi

PEARL KOFI - Steering Group Member

I have been with BPC since its launch at the Council House back in 2010.
Being involved with BPC helps keep me in the loop with what is going on within the services and for families of children with disabilities. It also enables me to meet other parents who have special needs children.

 Lucas James

LUCAS JAMES - Steering Group Member

I'm Lucas, and I've been involved with BPC for four years.  I got involved because I was concerned about how lacking some services in Bristol were regarding  requirements for families with a child who has special needs.

 Nick Flaherty

NICK FLAHERTY - Organisational Secretary

Over the years, I’ve found every family with a child with complex needs has had to fight for the appropriate care for their child. Co-designing of services so that they work effectively for parents and children, rather than merely consulting on proposals, is one of the vital roles of Bristol Parent Carers, alongside supporting parents in many different ways.

 Maria Rees

MARIA REES - Steering Group Member & Support Group Facilitator

I have 2 sons with SEN, 25yrs and 12 yrs. My youngest son has a diagnosis of ASC, has Sensory difficulties and speech delay. I am one of the volunteers at BPC support groups and attend meetings on behalf of BPC. I have previously volunteered for Home Start.

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