Parent Carer Support

If you care for a child with additional needs in an unpaid capacity, then we are here to offer you support and have a team of Specialist Parent Carer Workers waiting to talk to you.

The team can complete a Parent Carer Needs Assessment with you, giving you the opportunity to reflect on your caring role and the impact it has on your own health and wellbeing. Through discussion we will develop an action plan together addressing issues raised during the assessment with a view to providing appropriate support and information. Parent Carers have a legal right to this assessment and can request it at any time.


We can also help advise and support you if you are finding your caring role very stressful and are struggling to manage. We may be able to support you at a Team Around the Family meeting, help guide you about welfare benefits or provide some ongoing support.


We are also available to offer general advice and support. Depending on your circumstances we may be able to support you to access a carer break or grant, link you up with peer support groups or training opportunities and issue you with a Carer Friendly Discount Card.


We keep in touch via our regular newsletter and website, as well as a specific Facebook group that has been set up to enable Parent Carers to have up to receive up-to-date information; and also offers the opportunity to make comments and discuss current issues. Search for Parent Carer Support (Co Durham), answer the questions and request to join. This is a closed group for parent carers registered with our organisation.


There is lots of support on offer and our workers will be happy to discuss your individual situation with you and advise as to the best avenue for support.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sara Carlton



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