Calderdale Parents & Carers (CPC) hope to ‘create positive change’ with the arrival of new chief executive Amanda Goulding.
The parent-led organisation, that provides support to help parents and carers of disabled children or those with additional needs, is building on a new pathfinder project.
CPC - which offers services to around 500 members – will be developing a new advocacy service as well as building on its befriending service in order to offer even more to families, said Amanda.
The 44-year-old has been a chief executive in the voluntary sector for 15 years covering areas of South Yorkshire.
Speaking of the pathfinder project that’s being piloted, she said: “Basically families will be at the centre of services. It will be family focused rather than one size fits all.
“The pathfinder project is about how we can work with families.
“The idea from 2014 is that they’ll have one plan where it will involve their health care, social care and education.
“The hope is CPC will be seen as a central hand for all families, that children with any independent need can come here and we can support their individual needs.”