Change Makers A community of parent carers banding together to get their voices heard and make a difference. “I have so much to give, but feel completely invisible as a parent carer” What is Change Makers? Change Makers is our programme that puts parent carers at the heart of our policy and campaigns work. So many parent carers tell us that they are feeling ignored, alone and frustrated. That their voice is a lone one, and it’s a struggle to make it heard. Parents often say that they want to do more, but don’t know where to start or what more they can do. “I want things to be different, but feel like there’s nothing I can do about it” “Being a parent carer is like screaming into a void” These are just some of the responses that we hear in response to our campaigns. And it’s one of the major reasons behind the launch of our Contact Change Makers programme. What does the Change Makers Programme involve? The programme will include: Focus groups – help inform and shape our future campaigns . Influence – – meeting with decision makers locally or nationally. Support – meet other parent carers in similar situations. Ambassador opportunities – help us reach more parent carers by spreading the word about Contact. Training – gain and share new skills. Media work – helping us raise the profile of crucial issues Join Change Makers Nearly 200 parents have signed up to be a part of Change Makers. We are really looking forward to working with them to make a difference. We hope to reopen applications to join the Change Makers programme again soon. In the meantime please email firstname.lastname@example.org on way to get involved with our campaigns.