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Face 2 Face Befriending Service

All parents discovering their children has a special need or disability should have access to emotional support.  Face 2 Face is a service for, and delivered by, parents of children with a special need or disability.  We take referrals from any family accessing services in Plymouth with or without a diagnosis and match them with a local volunteer parent, who themselves have disabled children, to act as "befrienders".

Our main objectives are:

  • To ensure that parents who discover their child has a disability are supported to understand their child's special need or disability and their own feelings about the diagnosis.
  • To communicate the long term benefits to be derived from the empathetic presence of a parent who has personal experience of disability.
  • To enable parents to become empowered and therefore able to manage their families situation.
  • To inform and educate parents and service providers about the complex emotional issues surrounding a child with disabilities.

Who to contact

Telephone
01752 204369
Website
www.friendsandfamilies.org.uk

Where to go

Name
The Virginia House Centre
Address
Palace Street
Plymouth
Devon
Postcode
PL1 2AY

Time / Date Details

Session Information
The team is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm
Outside of these hours, we will endeavour to have someone in the office to take phone calls. Appointments can be arranged outside of these hours.

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
No

Local Offer
Local Offer Flash

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
Preparing for adulthood
Secondary
Primary
Needs Level
High
Medium
Low
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Targeted

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