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Further Support for Families


Transitioning to adult services is not an easy process.  Is your young person without a social worker or struggling to access their personal budget?  BOSP can help!

Our friendly Family Advocate, can assist you with:

  • Submitting Carers Needs Assessments
  • Obtaining a personal budget for your young person
  • Improving your young person’s daytime and evening social opportunities
  • Improving links with social care
  • Increasing parent carers respite
  • Accessing BOSP’s popular Skills 4 Life weekday programme

Please email [email protected] or call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117.

BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People  Further Support for Families
Thank you for the time to talk as you said it’s good to off load and with people who understand. Thank you so much for your time. I found it really helpful and although a bit emotional I took a lot away from it.

COUNSELLING - support in the comfort of your own home or face-to-face

BOSP is now able to offer Family Counselling to BOSP families.

This being our 30th year of supporting families, BOSP truly understands the challenges of caring for a child or young person with a disability or life-limiting illness, the effects it can have on the entire family and the impact having a disability can have on an individual’s self-esteem and well-being. 

BOSP offers counselling sessions with qualified Psychological Therapist/Integrative Counsellors. Sessions are available for parents or carers who have a child or young person with a disability, siblings (young carers), grandparents or the child/ young person with the disability or life-limiting illness.

Sessions take place virtually or face to face in Romford. Sessions are greatly subsidised thanks to funding from Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership and Angus Lawson Memorial Trust funding. If you  would like to register your interest in this service, please call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117 or email [email protected] for more information.

Our counselling can support:

- parent carers

- couples

- siblings

- the child or young person with the disability/life-limiting illness

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This new group is run by Holly from SENCAPS Basildon, with support from BOSP and Silver Lining. Holly shares her knowledge and experiences of navigating the SEND system and offer advice and support to other parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. This group will offer a safe space with a chat and a cuppa for parents and carers to come together to help support each other along the way.

This is a free session, open to all parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. Free refreshments and book and magazine swap.

Alternate Thursdays from 10.30am to 12 noon, term time only, at BOSP's Skills for Life building. Contact Holly at SENCAPS Basildon on 07852 508007 for more information.