26 January 2018
HPCN Chief Executive Gail Bedding and HPCN Communications Officer Wendy Davey met with Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds in his East Hampshire constituency in Bordon on 26 January 2018. Gail and Wendy talked with Damian about the work of Hampshire Parent Carer Network and the local, regional and national importance of parent carer participation. Both Wendy and Gail chatted about what life was really like on the ground for families with children & young people with additional needs. Damian was particularly keen to hear HPCN members’ views on Education, Health and Care Plans and the importance of personalisation and joined up multi-agency working. Hampshire County Council’s current proposals for funding reductions and changes to Short Breaks and Home School Transport provisions were also discussed.