face 2 face befriending and groups
Amaze Face 2 Face offers peer support to parent carers through regular social groups, workshops, events and one to one befriending.
Face 2 Face support groups
Face 2 Face groups bring parent carers together. We have a range of online and in person groups that offer a way to connect with others, share ideas and mutual support. Sometimes there are themed sessions, speakers or events. Once parents get in touch we can link them to a group quickly. They can join in as much or as little as they choose. Face 2 Face workers and volunteers make sure all our groups are safe and friendly. See details below.
One to one befriending
We also offer some one-to-one peer support where a parent really needs a more individual connection. This type of befriending is delivered by a team of volunteers, all parents of children with additional needs, who receive intensive training and ongoing supervision.
A Face 2 Face project worker will carry out an initial telephone assessment with new parents and explain more about the service we offer. Following this, eligible parents will be matched to one of our befrienders who will continue to support them flexibly for up to six months. This might range from weekly to fortnightly visits or just keeping in touch via phone, text or email. It may not be possible to match parents to a befriender straight away, in which case parents will be held on a waiting list and a member of the Face 2 Face team will keep in contact every few weeks.
For more information contact Marie Baker via email@example.com or on 07484 051755.