Problem Solving Toolkit Workshops

nav-toolkitOur Problem Solving Toolkit Workshops are designed to help families access the services that their children need, and are entitled to.

Our popular Toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. The toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them. You can download the Toolkit here.

These free workshops will use the information and resources in our Problem Solving Toolkit to help parents and carers, and the professionals who support them, to access the services that their children need. They will be delivered by a Cerebra professional together with a parent/carer who has first hand experience.

Each workshop lasts for around 3-4 hours and includes a presentation on the toolkit and case studies for group work. There will also be the opportunity to discuss and share experiences. The workshops are provided free of charge.

Workshop dates and locations

20th May – Café Chaos, Truro, TR1 1RN
25th May – Maesteg Sports Centre, CF34 9EB
5th June – Ysgol Pendalar, Ffordd Bethel Caernarfon Gwynedd LL55 1DU
7th June – Rawmarsh High Street Centre, Rotherham, S62 6LN
26th June – New Directions, South Reading Centre, 330  Northumberland  Avenue   Whitley   RG2 8DH
27th June – Bayston Hill Methodist Church hall, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0HY
5th July – Calthorpe School, Life Skill Centre, Darwin St, Birmingham B12 0TP
6th July – Coventry – Limbrick Wood Centre, Thomas Naul Croft, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9QX
10th July – The Mix, 127 Ipswich St, Stowmarket IP14 1BB
12th July – Halton – venue to be confirmed
14th September – North Somerset – venue to be confirmed
20th September – The Carers Centre, 24-26 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB
8th November – Carers Gloucestershire – venue to be confirmed
10th November – Cardiff – venue to be confirmed

If you would like to book a place at any of the above workshops please contact Beverley Hitchcock at

Coming soon:

We’ll bring you more details of these workshops as soon as they are confirmed:

Lincoln – St Francis Community Special School
Somerset – ASD/ PDA Support Group, Crewkerne
Nottinghamshire  – Particpation Hub
Afasic Cymru

Swansea – NAS
Gwynedd / Ynys Mon – X5
Rotherham – Parents Forum
East Grinstead – Special Families Support Group
Reading / Bracknell – Autism Berkshire
Cardiff – Autism Puzzles
Birmingham / West Midlands – Birmingham Carers Support Programme
Warwickshire – The Ups of Downs

We are currently looking for groups to host our Problem-solving Toolkit workshops. All we would ask is that the group cover the hire of a venue (preferably with an overhead projector and wifi access), refreshments, publicity and bookings.
If you are interested in holding a workshop, then please contact Beverley Hitchcock at