SHIFT is a support group for parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities. The group meets weekly to chat informally about the joys and challenges of parenting children with SEND, to share information and support each other

All SHIFT sessions are run on a drop in basis so parents and carers are welcome to come for the whole session or call in for a short while.

SHIFT also runs occasional family events offering a safe and supportive environment to meet other families, socialise and have fun. These events are generally held where SHIFT can have exclusive use of a venue unless it is an informal meet up in a park.

Currently all the meeting are on Zoom but plans are to resume in person as soon as it is safe and sensible to do so. In person meetings are in Abingdon and both daytime and evening sessions are offered.

The dates for Zoom session for the summer term 2021 are:

Thursday mornings from 10.30 – 12.00

  • April 22nd
  • May 6th and 20th
  • June 17th
  • July 1st and 15th

Wednesday evenings from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

  • April 28th
  • May 12th and 26th
  • June 9th and 23rd
  • July 7th

For the Zoom link please email mailto:info@shift-abingdon.org.uk .

SHIFT maintain an email list to inform parents and carers of future sessions and events and to send out occasional useful information. To request to join the email list please email info@shift-abingdon.org.uk and state your name and the name of the town or village that you live in (this can be useful when applying for grants towards events).