(by County Echo, 6 January 2019)
Parents with learning disabilities or autism will be given access to a Parent Advocate to work with them, thanks to a grant of £23,625 from West Wales Freemasons.
The grant will fund a part-time Parent Advocate role, who will work with parents for at least six months.
The advocate will provide professional, independent representation for parents, working with them to examine choices and connect with service providers.
They attend meetings with or instead of their clients, which requires specialist knowledge of the legal and care system and…