The Family Support Service can provide information and support about the needs of your family member with a severe learning disability. Our support is confidential and we won’t judge you or tell you what to do.
New! CBF Podcast for Families
Wellbeing is a word we hear and use a lot. We know it’s important and covers a range of ideas from self-care, happiness, confidence, resilience, rest and relaxation but we also know that it’s a tricky one to define and certainly one route to wellbeing does not fit all. How, for example do you fit in a yoga session or even a cup of tea when you’re caring for someone with complex needs?
Of course, we don’t have all the answers but as part of a project funded by The Coyler Fergusson Charitable Trust and some amazing Kent based families we have been investigating what the issues are and how we can better support carer wellbeing as an organisation. We hit upon the idea of a podcast driven by families’ experiences to talk about the real life issues and experiences that impact on carers wellbeing.
Our new series of family podcasts Challenge Accepted, will launch on the 8th of December and feature family perspectives on connecting with others, taking time for yourself, spending time together as a family and accessing carers assessments and respite. The series of five episodes will be available everywhere you can access a podcast from, and we hope you enjoy listening.
Support for families
Click on the links at the bottom of the page to access information about
- Family Support Service
- Family Carers’ Email Network
- Peer support
Have a look at the ‘your stories’ part of our website to appreciate what other families and professionals have experienced:
Understand what is challenging behaviour and the specific behaviours associated with it:
Do you need information about challenging behaviour and connected issues? We have a broad range of information sheets, webpages, packs, templates and DVDs, grouped into different sections: