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Parent Carers

If you are a parent/guardian of a young person aged 25 or under with additional needs, we have a support network waiting for you.

 

Our services are divided into three core offers: support for Young Carers (8-18), Young Adult Carers (16-30) and an Adult Service (18+) – each offer is supported by a specialist team.  Within the Adult service we have specialist workers supporting Parent Carers.   

Who is the Parent Carer Service for?

Who is the Parent Carer Service for?

Parent Carers aged 18+ who have:

  • A caring role for a child or young person under 25 who has an illness or disability. This can include mental health, neurodiverse conditions, physical disabilities and can include both diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions. 
  • Who are experiencing an impact of care such as excessive caring that affects emotional health & physical health.
What the service provides

What the service provides

  • A safe space to share lived experiences
  • Signposting/ referrals to other appropriate services
  • An environment and opportunity to learn new coping strategies
  • Emotional support from peers and a Carer Engagement Advisor
  • Social opportunities with the chnace to make and develop new friendships
  • Informal, informative workshops on a range of relevant subjects
  • The chance to have your voice heard
What do people say about our service?

What do people say about our service?

"It has been a passageway to a new way of life, the light at the end of the tunnel" - Rachel, Parent Carer

"I'm slowly beginning to get myself back and not just being a person in the background" - Rachel, Parent Carer

"The support from the Parent Carer's forum has been differentiated to suit our needs as a family and has always been delivered in a professional and supportive manner." - Kirsty, Parent Carer

"As a result of the support I have received from parent carer forum I feel much more confident in my caring role as well as feeling less isolated and more fulfilled as a person." - Kirsty, Parent Carer

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