Getting involved is easy and free. Whatever you circumstances and whatever time you have there are many ways in which you can be part of L.E.A.D. and we want to hear from you. There is no formal membership process or test and our members include parents, grandparents, siblings and carers of all kinds.
Get in touch – we love to hear from you. Every family has its own unique story and your experiences and ideas are important. Join our mailing list (follow link) and we will keep you up to date with any meetings, events and activities that we are holding. If you have a question about any aspect of welfare or education for disabled children contact us (link) and we will try and make sure your voice is heard.
Come along – We hold regular meetings, normally at the Moor Lane Centre in Chessington, where we plan our events and share news. Often we are joined by key service providers where they share with us their plans and seek feedback on services and input to their future plans. You are under no obligation to come to every meeting – we just love to see you whenever you can. Minutes from all our meetings are available from this website. If you cannot attend, but want us to voice and idea or opinion get in touch and we will try to make sure your voice is heard too.
Join in – We host a series of public events designed to inform, educate and disseminate know-how from leading professionals in the area. These range from hands-on courses in sign language through to advice on legal matters and nutrition. If you need help with childcare so that you can be part of these events please let us know, through some of the grants we have received and contacts that we have we may be able to help support you so that you can access these vents too.
Speak up – From time to time members of LEAD are also asked to join strategy groups, boards and feedback sessions hosted by service providers in the Borough. Examples include the Moor Lane steering committee and NICE Autism strategy group. We are always looking for members of our community to attend these activities and to try and speak on behalf of the community at large.
Help out – Everyone has a talent and there are many other ways that you can help LEAD fulfil its aims. Alongside the professional support we receive from EnhanceAble, we are always keen to hear from members who can help host an event, write a web page or help us with grant applications – and there is always a place some someone that can make a good cup of tea and offer a sympathetic ear.
Are you a professional working with disabled children, young people and their families? If you would like to offer your services for future events please contact us too.