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Karen Hoe – NELPPF Coordinator

I have 2 children, 17 years and 6 years old, the eldest my son, has severe complex health care needs and Autism, he is my inspiration and the reason why I’m now proactively involved in this vocation supporting other parents.
For the last twelve years I have been working both professionally and as a volunteer in the Health and Social care sector, supporting and working with families of children with Special Needs and Disabilities. The last 5 years I’ve been involved with North East Lincolnshire Parent Participation Forum.

I took over the role as co-ordinator for the Forum 3 years ago; my work is quite varied and no two days are the same which keeps me and my colleagues on our toes. I sit on board Strategic meetings within the Local Authority ensuring Parents voices are heard and respected. I Chair the Children’s Autism Board and help guide and direct parents to ensure they are informed, educated and empowered.

I am also a National Steering Group Representative for the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF); this role takes me all over the country ensuring the issues that affect parent carers’, their families and especially their children are heard at a national level. Through this work I have involvement with NHS England, Contact a Family, Council for Disabled Children, Department of Education, British Academy of Disabled Children and many other organisations.

When I’m not working with the Forum, I also work for Contact a Family as the Yorkshire & Humber SEN Parent advisor part -time; as well as doing project work with a few other charities.

A few years ago, I took the leap to becoming a free-lance self-employed consultant which enables me to manage my own time and work projects around being a full time carer for my son, whilst also juggling the balance of all the hospital appointments and demands of a busy family with young children!
I have also been a Governor at a local Special Needs school for 6 years.

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North East Lincs Parent Participation Forum

🌟💰🌟ORCHARD KS3 ENTERPRISE DAY🌟💰🌟

What a fantastic day to be part of our special school! Our KS3 learners having been planning an Enterprise Day over the past 4 weeks and what they delivered in aid of raising money for charity was truly inspirational! 👌🏻

They planned and delivered these great activities throughout the day:-

🌟Jamie’s Carwash

🌟Sienna & Leon’s Pizzeria Cafe

🌟Reagan’s Raffle

🌟Robert Street Card Factory & raffle

🌟Matthew’s Tombola

🌟Sophie’s Hair Salon

🌟Splash the managers

🌟Orchard Bake off cake 🧁 sale 😊

🌟Charlie’s Charity penalty shootout ⚽️

It was great to see not only our learners excelling in socialising with their peers and adults but the amount of parents who came to support our group of superstars! 😊👌🏻

Thank you to everyone that attending, bought items and the amazing company’s that donated prizes for the raffle, together we raised...???

🌟💰🌟💰🌟💰🌟£1000🌟💰🌟💰🌟💰

Wow and congratulations is all I can say to everyone involved, please take a bow 🙇‍♂️ 🙇‍♀️

#proud

#morethanaschool

#Charity

#Givingback

Again thank you to:

Assisi Hair
Barneys Cafe
@susantully
The Globe Cleethorpes
Gallagher's Cafe and Cakery
Magical Memories
GTSET
TIME4PLAY
Joanne Sellers
MacDonalds
Inner Beauty Scartho. Lolajaine MUA
Deli-licious
Laceby Manor Resort
@clarkebakery
@ldgemakeup
Chapsbarbershop
Leonardos Pizza
...

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