The prospective parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Mike Le-Surf was also present at the launch and give the service his full support.
Mr Le-Surf said: “I was delighted to be invited to the launch of Scope’s new befriending service “Face 2 Face” for parents who have children with additional support needs.
“It is a free and confidential service linking parents of disabled children with local parent befrienders. With a professional background in learning disability I am aware of the pressures that families can sometimes be put under and “Face 2 Face” will help to support parents providing empathetic support.”
“As the Labour MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock from 2015 I will fight to make sure that the most vulnerable members of our society receive the support they need to live fully inclusive lives in their local communities.”
For local information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07767 111854 or go to the scope website at www.scope.org.uk/face2face (0808 800 3333)