Our Parent Carers Service, within our Carers Hub offers support to parents & family carers, siblings, and the cared-for person who has a disability or additional support need.
Looking after a child with a disability, no matter how old they are, or whether they live with you or not, is a lifelong commitment. It can be rewarding but can also be physically & emotionally demanding and impact on other areas of your life. Your son or daughter may need extra care due to a physical or learning disability, autism, mental health issue, long-term condition or addiction. This extra care you give, means you have a dual role as parent and ‘carer’ and are likely to need additional support.
Parents may face a number of challenges juggling work, family responsibilities, education, health issues and financial hardship, in addition to their caring role. You may need additional training, support at home or would like to to meet other parents who share your experiences. Many parents have questions around education, statutory services, legal guardianship, or may need advice to tackle benefits and money worries. Whatever your situation, our supports are tailored to your unique set of circumstances.
As your child grows into adulthood, so the type of support you need will change. We will work with you to identify your priorities and provide support through each stage of your journey.