Parent Carers

If you are a parent of a child who needs additional support you are a Carer and we are here to support you.

A parent Carers is one of the most likely Carers to be hidden in their caring role. They identify themselves as parents, rather than Carers, but many parents are both. 

We recognise that for parents it can be very difficult to recognise themselves as a Carer and can therefore take them a longer time to discover the support that is available for them in their caring role.

CONTACT run services across the country to help support parent Carers caring for a child living with any disability. They have a local branch in Wandsworth and lots of useful resources for parents on their website here. You can get in contact with them by phone on – 020 8947 5260 or emailing them: wandsworth.office@contact.org.uk

We are committed to creating a service where parent Carers feel visible and supported. We are holding a focus group for parent Carers in September, to help co-design a peer support group dedicated to parent Carers needs. For more information and to sign up for the focus group please click here.

If you are a Parent Carer we have leads in autism, learning disabilities and mental health that all run peer support groups. If you would like more information or would like to access our services please click below.

Our peer support groups give Carers an opportunity to share lived experiences with other Carers who may be in similar situations to themselves. They allow Carers to co-produce the groups and the topics covered each month as well as many of our groups being co-facilitated with Carers.It also allows for Carers to feedback to the Centre, experiences they have had with services within the borough and help us develop methods of improving the services provided for Carers. If you would like to co-facilitate one of our peer support groups please click the link below, we would like to hear from you.

Our aim is always to support Carers’ to care for themselves, so they are able to continue caring for someone else.

We will always work hard to raise Carer Awareness, to celebrate Carers and be the support and advice service you can always rely on.

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