Rochdale Parent Carers Voice


We are a group of volunteer parents and carers whose aim is to represent the interests of families and young people with additional needs and disabilities from birth to 25 years across Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton.

What we do

The Parent Carers Voice (PCV) is a recognised and respected force for change in the community and we feel as parents all of us are best placed to do this.

  • We enable parents/carers to be resilient and positive through being involved and empowered.
  • Provide training and coaching.
  • Signpost to services and share information.
  • Positively influence services and practices across Rochdale.
  • Enable parents/carers to provide peer to peer support through monthly meetings.

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am at our base in Castleton. We welcome new members and want our forum to represent as many people in our community as possible.

Let's go Lego

For adults with autism and their carers. 

Come join us for some afternoon fun, create your own lego structure, build or use one of the guides. Anyone interested is welcome to visit us and our building beforehand to check out the space. 

When: Every Tuesday afternoon 1pm - 2.30pm starting 19th September 2023.
Where: Brimrod Methodist Church hall, Roch Valley Way, Rochdale, OL11 4PZ.
Cost: £4 per session, refreshments provided, no charge for carers. 
Tel: 07513 694862 (Leonie)


Shine is a 6 week parenting group for parents/ carers whose children have social and communication needs. 

We have 3 versions of shine:

Baby shine (for parents whose children arew 0-4 years)
Shine + (for parents whose children are primary school age)
Shine teen (for parents whose children are teenagers)

Week 1 - Introduction to shine and brain development.
Week 2 - Understanding your child's sensory needs.
Week 3 - Communication.
Week 4 - Promoting positive behaviour.
Week 5 - Sleep.
Week 6 - Reasonable adjustments and SEN support in setting.

Shine teen starts on the 8th November 10am - 12pm at Spotland Bridge Mill on the second floor. 

SEND dad's society

We are a male social club supporting the families of the Greater Manchester area who have or care for children with special educational needs and or disabilities.

No judgment, just a group of men coming together to make a difference and be around others who are on a similar journey.

  • Peer support available
  • Sign posting to activities, services and the parent forum in your area
  • Organised fundraising events for sensory equipment in Greater Manchester schools
  • Drop in to our sessions if you have in the following areas: Manchester, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford and Trafford.

Where: Heaton park golf club, Middleton road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SW.
When: Thursday 21st March 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm

Who to contact

01706 358326 01706 358326

Where to go

Second floor, Spotland Bridge Mill
Mellor Street

OL11 5BU

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