Support groups for parents of children with disabilities
You may find it useful to talk to other parents who have children with disabilities. There are a number of organisations and charities that offer support groups. Just a few of the services available are listed below, or ask your health or social worker about support groups local to you.
Some charities and organisations offer support for people with specific impairments or needs. They may be able to advise if there are any similar parents locally or if there are other support groups that exist.
Contact with other carers
Caring can sometimes be lonely, but there are ways to make contact with other carers - either by telephone, the internet or a carer's group.
Find out about local support groups
Your local Health and Social Care (HSC) trust may run support groups for carers and for children, young people and families.
Contact a family
To find a group or family near you, or for help and support, visit the 'Contact a Family' website or phone 028 9262 7552.