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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 things first.
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.
Information about the help available in your area, from local advice organisations to parent support groups.
Information and advice on working and childcare, including benefits in work and finding childcare.
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