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The dads we meet play a mixed role in caring for their child. Some
deal with most of the appointments while others said that their
partner became the 'keyworker', dealing with health and education
services while they worked to pay for extra costs. Fathers in this
position often feel uninformed because their partner finds out
Our tips will help you find the information you need to support
your partner and care for your child.
Many of the parents we work with say they value hearing from
other people going through the same experiences. These tips come
from other fathers of disabled children.
Working parents may have a legal right to take time off in
certain circumstances, such as paternity leave, parental leave and
flexible working. Check with your employer for copies of their
staff handbook or relevant policies.
It's important to find out what financial support you can claim
as the parent of a disabled child. This includes Disability Living Allowance
(DLA), Personal Independence Payment
(PIP) and Carer's Allowance.