My name is Cathy Williams. I have been involved with Oldham Parent Carer Forum in various ways for many years. I got involved when my daughter, who is now 21 was young.  She has Autism and Learning Disabilities. We have received a lot of support from POINT over the years.

Bringing up a child with disabilities can be very lonely. Having the support of other parents who understand is vital for the whole family. We have been well supported by POINT and by other family support organisations. I feel that if I can use my experience to work with others to influence decision makers who can make a real difference to families lives, then it is worth doing.