A survey is being carried out to collect information from parents and guardians of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to assess the level of support available. The information is sought to help:
· to identify ways to provide better support in the future and
· to increase awareness of the impact of ADHD on family life.
The information is being collected by Branding Science, an independent Market research company working on behalf of Shire Pharmaceuticals who are sponsoring this market research project. They are grateful to ADDISS, MK ADHD family support group and Add-up for their assistance putting them in touch with people for this study. The data from all participants is amalgamated so all the information you provide is strictly confidential and you as an individual will not be identified as having participated in this survey.This survey is being conducted in accordance with the market research code of conduct.
NB – if you are interested in participating please act quickly as the closing date is next week.
As previously mentioned on our blog, we were successful in winning the West Midlands TIMEBANK ‘Pitch Your Project’ Dragon’s Den style event in September. On Thursday 23rd October we were presented with our prize of £2000 by Mike Brereton, Chairman of The University Hospital of North Staffordshire at one of their special drop-in public consultation days on its plans to become a Foundation Trust.
The presentation took place at The Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford. The media were invited for a photo opportunity and interview opportunities with the Hospital representatives who sponsored the Staffordshire Dragon’s Den event and The Lighthouse Group and an article was published by the Stafford Express and Star.
Now we have the funding, we are raring to move ahead with our plans to develop and provide a better service. We have formed a proper committee which will allow participants to share responsibilities, improve the performance of the group and provide a forum for examining issues in greater depth. One of our main priorities is to attract more volunteers and we have produced a leaflet which we can now afford to have printed and this will circulated to a wide area.
If a child in your family is affected by ADHD, please think about joining us if you can. Our parents are very willing to share their own experiences with others in the same situation and give support. Or, if you simply want to know more about our group please get in touch. See contact details on our home page. We would love to hear from you.