About Us

Find out more about Parents Inclusion Network, from the staff that make it all work to the events and training we offer.

Who Are PIN?

Parents Inclusion Network (PIN) is an established group of families affected by disability – parents and carers with sons and daughters with a disability. 

Our members have, or care for, children of all ages, with a wide range of disabilities and we organise activities, support and training events to help improve their lives.

Our staff are a dedicated team that can listen, understand and help. Whether you come along to a lunch or coffee meet up, attend a family day activity or get involved with the training we run, there is something to help everyone.

PIN manages a network of over 550 families affected by disability, throughout Dumfries and Galloway.  By bringing parents and carers on our network together, PIN reduces feelings of isolation, exclusion and helplessness, so common to families with disabled sons and daughters.

The network enables PIN to provide support, training, information and opportunities for consultation, for parents and carers in any number of creative and flexible ways, from visiting families in their homes across the region, to booking Dalscone Play Centre for the exclusive use of PIN families.

Parents Inclusion Network

MEET THE TEAM

Shirely

PIN Manager / Founder

Fiona

Coordinator / Admin – East 

Gina

Coordinator – East

Louise

Coordinator – West 

Our Funders

Our funders are vitial to ensure we continue to deliver our services across Dumfries and Galloway

The Hollywood Trust

The Holywood Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to help young people in Dumfries and Galloway. It gives grants to individuals and organisations, creating opportunities for young people in the region.

Lottery Community Fund

When people are in the lead, communities thrive The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery

JMA Trust

The John Maurice Aitken (JMA) Trust has been developed in memory of a very special man who was loved by so many. John had a big personality and an even bigger heart – he thrived on supporting others to help spur them forward.

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is comprised of directorates which includes Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, etc.), Public Health, Commissioning and Strategic Planning and Health Services.

What our members say

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

All our members are welcome to attend our events. Click on the individual events to find out more details or visit our events page to see all our upcoming events.

Previous PIN Events

PIN Documents

Our AGM Minutes will be uploaded soon.

Could you spare just 6 hours a month to help us?

The Board of Directors would like to ask all parents/carers if they would like to become a member of the board. It is not an obligation that takes up much time, but it does require a commitment and a belief in the value of PIN. It is an exciting and rewarding commitment as we see PIN really making a difference to people.

If so, could you give up just 6 hours a month of your time to help make it happen?

Together, the project coordinators and the parents on the Board of Directors steer PIN to bring parents together in ways which make a real difference.

While the position is voluntary, all expenses are reimbursed.

We meet once a month to make plans for the future direction of the company. None of us are experts. We are all parents of children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities who believe in the value of PIN. 

We are fortunate to have a coordinator who deals with connecting families, the day-to-day running and the on-going development of PIN.

You can contact us on 01387 252683 or email us.