Red Gates Primary

Parents in Partnership

Parents in Partnership (PIP) services are free of charge to parents of children and young people with a special need or disability living in Croydon.  They can help if your child or young person is between 0 - 25 years old.  PIP provides Family Link Workers to support families on an individual basis, providing information and coordinating services when families feel stuck.  PIP are also able to provide emotional support, make referrals and liaise with services on families' behalf.

Relaxed Performance of Matilda The Musical
Winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best musical, Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 9 million people worldwide.  Following the sold-out successes of previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a 6th relaxed performance at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 9th June 2019 at 3pm.
Relaxed Performance Information:
The performance provides a relaxed environment for everyone with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress and with lighting and sound levels adjusted to soften their impact.  Audience etiquette throughout the whole theatre is relaxed with all audience members given the freedom to make noise and/or move about the auditorium according to their needs without restriction.   Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities available for people to use if they want to take a break.   All theatre staff, crew and company members receive specialist training in advance to support a wider range of audience needs.
Suggested age:  6+ (but younger guests are welcome)
Performance Date: Sun 9th June, 3pm
Ticket Prices:  Stalls and Dress Cirle: £25          Upper Circle: £10
Venue: Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU
How to book: RSC Ticket Hotline, ‪01789 331111 (‪10am-6pm).  In person at the Cambridge Theatre Box Office
Please note: Tickets for this performance cannot be bought online
Once you've booked tickets, a visual story will be emailed to you to help familiarise you with the plot, characters and the setting before arrival at the theatre.

PiP Training

PIP offers free training workshops for parents and carers of children with special needs or disabilities.

All meetings are at held at Carers Support Centre, 24 – 26 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

Please book by contacting the PiP office on 020 8663 5626 or email:

All families, big and small, face challenges around money.

As a parent carer you have constant pressure on your finances, having to meet expectations and demands from your children such as pocket money, school expenses and additional costs of disability. It’s not always easy to find the time and space to make the subject of money, and its challenges, part of your family life and your kids’  understanding.

Confidence with your money and finances is more than just increasing savings and spending less.

Made of Money works with Parents carers to make the issues around money engaging and fun.  Made of Money provides training, coaching and resources that help build the skills for financial confidence, while uniquely focusing on the personal values, emotions and pressures which impact our decision making.

Some of the things we will be looking at include:
* How to save money
* Understanding budgeting, credit and debt
* How we talk to other people about money, be it friends, family or banks

We will be doing this in lots of different ways, taste testing food, games and lots of chances to talk (or not if you prefer), as well as giving you practical tools to take away and use at home.

Join the award winning Made of Money course for parents and carers, focusing on skills, communication and behaviour and transform your life!

 The next course runs for 5 sessions and will be held on the following Thursdays:
25th April from 10am-2pm and 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May & 23rd May from 10am- 12.30pm

Please note that the first session of the Made of Money course on 25th April is from 10am-2pm.

There will be a break for lunch so you can bring a packed lunch or pop out and get something from the nearby shops.

Carers Support Centre, George Street CR0 1PB


Please book by contacting PIP office on 020 8663 5626  or email


Become part of a Solution Circle

  • Do you feel isolated and unsupported when your child displays challenging behaviour?  
  • Do you find it difficult to communicate your child’s needs to those that are supporting  them?   

Break your isolation, share your skills, knowledge and creativity and learn from other parents who have experienced similar situations.

What people are saying about Solution Circles:

Very informative
Sense of relief that I am not on my own with the problems I am having
Brilliant - will definitely come again
Very supportive
It is good to share your concerns with other people and listening to others advice
Thank you for this opportunity, it is so important to have free access to this tupe of resource

The next Solution Circle will be on Thursday 13th June 10.30am-12.30pm in the Carers Support Centre.

Future dates:
Thursday 11th July   10.30am-12.30pm