Monday 19th March, 2012

Aspire family support

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New Parent Support Worker for Aspire, Karen Hosking, spent an inspiring day with Vodafone’s World of Difference team, hearing Gok Wan speaking to a new cohort of Vodafone-funded volunteer workers about his passion for charitable work.

Karen has begun a four-month contract to develop support within Aspire with families who have a child or children with an autistic spectrum condition. Karen is familiar to Aspire parents, who have benefited from her experience and guidance, and this post will give her dedicated time to devote to the work.

Karen says, ‘I’m really excited to be taking part in the World of Difference programme and looking forward to supporting Aspire families facing issues similar to those I’ve worked through myself.’

Family participation within Aspire is part of Karen’s wide-ranging brief, and includes work with siblings, who often have particular needs arising from having a brother or sister with special needs.

We would love this post to continue beyond the four-month Vodafone funding. If you would like to support it, please get in touch with the development team on 01223 566492.