We were delighted to make a contribution to Judy Perraton of COPES Family Outreach support service which falls under the banner of Action in Rural Sussex. The money will go towards helping fun short support programmes for parents of children with additional needs. For example, children who have autism, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and other low level mental health issues. There is scant statutory support for these families, and an increasing need. This year COPES secured funding from Awards For All to run two ‘Insider’s Guide’ courses to focus specifically on the needs of these parents, and the feedback was 100% positive. Each programme is led by the parent who has brought up a child with additional needs, and co-facilitated by an experienced COPES Family Outreach worker.