Hello everyone!  I joined POINT as the Development Manager for Oldham Parent Carer Forum in November 2018.  The forum is an independent service in its own right and we have a fantastic and dedicated team of volunteers at the forum who offer their support and time.

My background comes from a corporate environment where I had held a Management position in Banking for 14 years.  I was fortunate to be involved in much of the banks work around its corporate responsibility towards its customers and communities, with projects supporting the most vulnerable.

Personally, I am a mum of two boys, both with additional needs.  Having had support from POINT for my family and experiencing first hand the difference the charity makes to the outcomes of children and young people, the opportunity arose to get involved so I did!  

I hope to see you at one of our drop in sessions or annual events.  These are great opportunities for us to share information and help that is available to you which is really important, and for you to tell us your experiences, along with offering peer to peer support and a catch up.  We also signpost to different services but please feel free to get in touch if you need any support or just want a chat.  Our contact telephone number is 0161 503 1555 or you can email  [email protected] 

Your voice and experience is vital in helping shape and design services that support families in Oldham and we hold regular consultations.  Your forum representatives will always represent a collective voice and experience at various meetings across Oldham, Greater Manchester and the North West.

Also, if you'd like to get more involved in what we do and perhaps become a volunteer parental representative, please don't hesitate to get in touch!