Dorset Parent Carer Council is run by parents for parents and our families.
We work to provide a strong and united voice for families in Dorset aiming to inform all agencies that offer help, advice and benefits to our children and ourselves.
DPCC is an ever growing group, with over 700 parents and carers who have a child or young person age 0-25 years with special educational needs or a disability spread across all of Dorset. We work to make lives better for ourselves and our families. We act as a powerful voice to make services and agencies from Health to the County Council and others, aware of our families' needs and to influence their decisions.
Become a Member
Joining us is so easy. There's no cost or obligation. Our members have the advantage of receiving email updates, regular newsletters, up-to-date information and news about our events. The more members we have, the stronger our ‘voice’ working for the benefit of us all and our children. Why not join us today?
Dorset County Council used capital funding to provide three accessible beach huts across the county. They offer a great base and a retreat at some of the best beaches in Dorset allowing you and your child to enjoy our wonderful coastal resorts. All are fitted with a changing bench, furniture and some even have a beach wheelchair for your use.
We have worked with Dorset County Council for over 5 years to develop The Xchange for families with disabled children. The Xchange now has over 1100 Dorset children registered giving their parent-carers access to a dedicated website, a monthly members Enewsletter with up to date news and listings of support groups, courses, clubs and activities, plus a Dorset Max Card and more!
The Dorset Max Card
Issued automatically to children registered on The Xchange, the Dorset Max Card gives discounted access or other benefits at a wide range of almost 100 venues across the county and beyond; from leisure centres to cafés, from country parks to museums and galleries including such popular venues as Moors Valley, Monkey World and the Sea Life Centre. Naturally, the Max Card is hugely popular with families.