Transforming Lent 2019 – Day four

The work of the Special Families Support Group attached to St Saviour’s Church in Guildford has been supported by a £600 grant from the Bishop of Guildford’s Communities Fund.

The Group works with about 40 families in the Guildford area who have a child or children with a disability or special needs. It provides a network for parents to build friendships and access mutual support and advice, including information about local agencies and services, runs a monthly coffee morning and organises outings for families during school holidays.

Ongoing practical support, listening and care are also offered to families whenever there is a need. Jeanne Kalorkoti, who runs the Group comments:

“The families we support have children with a wide range of disabilities. Our coffee mornings feature speakers who can offer advice and information, but just as important, parents meet others coping with similar family circumstances.”