Service commissioners and other professionals often need to get input from parents and carers and struggle to know how to get in contact with relevant people.
FACT Bucks can put you in touch with parents and carers of children with disabilities and additional needs who can give you the feedback that you need when planning or commissioning services.
If you are a professional and need input or feedback from parents and carers of children with disabilities or additional needs in Buckinghamshire, then FACT Bucks can help you.
For an example of how FACT Bucks worked in practice, read this:
Case Study: Short breaks for disabled children.
Parents were involved in the tendering process for the respite care/ short breaks service in Buckinghamshire. Parents attended site visits of the potential bidders and a parents' panel interviewed the bidders simultaneously with a professional's panel. They scored the bidders according to their own criteria, and this was fed back to influence the final decision made.