About Us

Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) is a charitable organisation working throughout the county. We believe in an inclusive society where everyone shares the same opportunities. Our members are parent carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0-25 years, associated professionals, and affiliated groups. We support and train parent carer representatives to work alongside the professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services to our children and young adults.

Why Join us?

By signing up to our mailing list you will receive our monthly newsletter, access to a range of training and regular opportunities to have a say. Join us for FREE here and together we can use our collective voice to influence decisions and shape services, improve outcomes, and make a difference for all our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Hampshire.

Contact us by phoning 0300 303 4330 or send an email to participation@hpcn.org.uk.

You can find us on Facebook (HampshireParentCarerNetwork), Twitter (HampshirePCN) or YouTube.

 

Meet our HPCN Team!

Mary Baldwin

FUTURE IN MIND & GET TOGETHER COORDINATOR

What do I do at HPCN: I support the Get Together Team and I run the Future in Mind Sessions. I also attend strategic meetings as a Parent Representative.

What is important to me: I value connecting with others from a place of shared experiences and openness. I also love walking my dog, swimming, yoga and reading.

What do people appreciate about me: “Her astonishing knowledge about pretty much everything!” “Her sense of humour.” “Her understanding of all things to do with Mental Health.” “Her kindness and warmth.”

I love being a HPCN Parent Representative because: As a parent of a young person with additional needs, I know how important it is to meet other parents and professionals, to share our lived experiences and to shape services. Together we are stronger!

 

Sarah Sutton

GET TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVE

What do I do at HPCN: I am the Get Together Representative for Hart & Rushmoor and I also regularly pop up facilitating other HPCN sessions.

What is important to me: Family and friends, sharing food with loved ones and hugs!

What do people appreciate about me: “Friendly and approachable.” “Her dry sense of humour!” “Her focus and drive.” “Her honesty and compassion.”

I love being a HPCN Parent Representative because: By coming together and sharing, we support each other and can make a difference.

 

Holly Davis

GET TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVE

What do I do at HPCN: I run the Fareham, Gosport and Havant Get Together and I attend meetings as a Parent Representative, mainly around mental health and early help.

What is important to me: My friends and family, health and happiness. Ensuring those without a voice are heard.

What do people appreciate about me: “Her approachability and gentleness.” “Her ability to put people at ease.” “Her kindness.”

I love being a HPCN Parent Representative because: I get to work with a lovely group of parents that share my passion for supporting parent carers and I get to have my voice heard.

 

Adele Dodd

GET TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVE

What do I do at HPCN: I run the Test Valley and New Forest Get Together.

What is important to me: It is important to me that decisions which impact on families of children with SEND are made in collaboration with these families. I believe in the saying: ‘Nothing about us without us’.

What do people appreciate about me: “Her clarity and understanding of the SEN process.” “Her calm and reassuring nature.” “Her knowledge is amazing!”

I love being a HPCN Parent Representative because: It makes me feel empowered to share my views and help to shape services.

 

Dee Baldino

GET TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVE

What do I do at HPCN: I run the Winchester, Eastleigh and Alresford Get Together session and I am a HPCN Parent Representative attending workstream meetings.

What is important to me: It is important to me that parent carers have a voice.

What do people appreciate about me: “Her passion for making sure all children are supported.” “Her strength and determination.” “Her joyful and positive nature.”

I love being a HPCN Parent Representative because: I can make an impact in meetings to make a difference to the services that support parents/carers and their families.