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Parentsactive (MENCAP H&F)

Please download our Spring 2019 Coffee mornings schedule in the 'Downloads' box on the right-hand side of this page.

Part of the voluntary sector Hammersmith and Fulham Mencap, Parentsactive was established in 2001 and caters to parents/carers of disabled children from 0-25 years old.

Parentsactive is a local support and campaign group run by parents of children with disabilities dedicated to improving the quality of life for disabled children and their families. The service is lead by the parent coordinator supported by a committee of 12 parents

  • Parentsactive campaigns on issues in Hammersmith & Fulham to improve services and facilities for disabled children
  • We run training sessions for parents on carers rights, therapies, behaviour strategies etc
  • We hold formal consultations and meetings with relevant professionals and council officers to ensure that parent’s views and gaps in services for disabled children are highlighted.
  • We run conferences on SEN
  • We ensure that parks and public spaces in Hammersmith & Fulham are accessible for disabled children
  • We lead on consultations affecting national changes to Special Education Needs and Disability
  • We conduct surveys and publish reports to highlight parents’ concerns and gaps in services
  • Parentsactive is now on the list of organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham which have to be consulted on issues pertaining to disability
  • Members are part of various committees which influence decisions and services

Click here for the Parentsactive sign-up sheet.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nandini Ganesh
Contact Position
Parentsactive coordinator
Social Media
Parentsactive website

Where to go

Hammersmith & Fulham Mencap, 65
Aspenlea Road
W6 8LH

Coffee mornings, drop ins, training events and conferences can take place at any part of the Borough, please contact the Coordinator for more information.

Local Offer

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When is this service available?

The service is mostly available during term time as Coffee mornings, drops ins, conferences and training events are organised only during term time.

Parentsactive may offer one off sessions during the weekends or holidays if there is a need for it. Individual support and signposting is available during the holidays.

How do you access this service?

The service can be accessed by the following ways:

  • By contacting Parentsactive on 02087485168 or email  
  • Joining our Facebook page parentsctivehf or twitter page @parentsactive
  • Attending Parentsactive parent forums held weekly during term time, please contact the Coordinator for more information
  • Receiving weekly reminders of meetings, forums, events and local and national news by being on our emailing list
  • Becoming part of the Parentsactive Steering Committee and help plan future events
  • Becoming a member of various external committees thereby influencing decisions and improving services for disabled children in Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Contributing to consultations and surveys sent out by Parentsactive as applicable
  • Attending training events, consultations and conferences
Can parents and young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


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