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Our team consists of all volunteers with personal experience of life, both good and not so good. There are no paid staff in our charity and every volunteer has a personal story that has brought them to us. We love to have new volunteers on our team. There is a place for everyone and we believe that as part of a team you can achieve anything. So if you find yourself looking for a new challenge or you just want to come and join us then feel free to contact us and we will welcome you and find you a place in our team, we will then look at a pathway to make sure you get skills or experiences that help you as well as help out and support our members.

The Welcome Centre is the name of our building,
the charity is called The Local Carers Network. 
We are a no criteria charity, we are members led always

Here at The Local Carers Network, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We work each day with families to ensure children and young people have the correct support and environment to meet their needs. Our decision-making process is informed by our members and high-quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our pursuits. We are driven by our own experiences, and with a team of volunteers who have lived experience of the inequalities faced by so many people with disabilities, we will work alongside you, to ensure you achieve the desired outcome.

We offer free, impartial, and confidential advice to SEND children, young people, and their parents or carers.

We offer advice around Education, Health, and Care, with the aim of empowering you to make informed decisions about the future. Our aim is to make sure you know whom to ask, where to go and what you are entitled to.

Our team is trained in SEN legislation and law, but we are not legal or financial advisers, health or care professionals. But we will signpost you to those who provide advice in these areas. We do our utmost to give advice that is current, accurate, and impartial. Although we cannot make decisions on your behalf, we can give parents and young people the information needed to be able to make informed decisions.

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