Do you know about our full offer for carers?

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Thursday 8 June 2023

Tags: listening ear, carers, workshops, brighter beginnings, about contact, carers week, advice and support

This week, 5-11 June, is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

We support tens of thousands of carers every year through our wide range of services. But do you know all the ways we might be able to help your family?

Our expert advice and support

We have useful information on our website on all kinds of topics to do with caring for a disabled child. From benefits and money advice to health and medical information; from education and learning to work and childcare: we can help you find out what support you’re entitled to.

We’re a Listening Ear

We know that sometimes parent carers just want to talk to someone who understands the challenges they face, or to let off some steam.

Last year, over 900 parent carers had an appointment with Listening Ear, our telephone service for people looking for practical and emotional support.

100% of feedback respondents said they’d recommend this service to other parent carers.

Brighter Beginnings for disabled children

We want to reach parent carers as early as possible in their journey with our advice and support.

Almost 700 parent carers came to our early years workshops – and more to our all-ages workshops – on topics such as helping your child sleep, managing behaviour that challenges and speech and language.

After attending our workshops, 96% of parent carers reported feeling better informed about how to get support, and 93% felt more confident.

More about Contact

These are just some of the ways we’re supporting parent carers.

Find out more about what we do by watching our video, below.