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Family Carers' Email Network

The CBF Family Carers’ Email Network enables you to be in touch with a number of families around the UK. You can share experiences, information and receive support - without any obligation to reply or to identify yourself.

I just love the email network – it makes me feel less isolated.Parent

The CBF Family Carers’ Email Network enables you to be in touch with a number of families around the UK. You can share experiences, information and receive support – without any obligation to reply or to identify yourself.

Being put in contact with other people who have been in your shoes has proved to be invaluable for many of the families who contact the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.

Please note that, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation’s Family Carers’ Email Network is specifically for family carers who have a loved one with severe learning disabilities. To download a list of other forums please click here. 

Who it’s for

This network is specifically for family carers of children and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging. 

Individuals with severe learning disabilities typically: 

  • have very limited or no verbal communication   
  • have great difficulty in learning new skills  
  • have great difficulty in completing everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, eating and keeping safe 
  • need life-long support 

“It is good to get information, advice and encouragement from other families who have faced similar problems to ours. It is also good to be able to help others from our own experiences.” Parent

 

Apply to join the Family Carers’ Email Network

Or request a word document to fill in here

 

  • 1. About yourself

  • For example, English, Polish, Punjabi. Please leave blank if you do not wish to disclose. We collect this information as it helps to ensure we are inclusive, and we use it in our funding bids which allow the family carer email network to continue.
  • Please pick from the drop down next to which box best describes your background. Please leave blank if you do not wish to disclose. We collect this information as it helps to ensure we are inclusive, and we use it in our funding bids which allow the Family Carer Email Network to continue.
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  • 2. About your family member with challenging behaviour

  • NB this network is only for people whose relative has a severe learning disability
  • E.g. ASD, Down Syndrome, Smith Magenis etc.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

Having difficulty?

If you would prefer to complete the form in a Word document, please request one from: network@thecbf.org.uk  

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Get involved

If you can give some of your time, we'd love to hear from you. Please see some of the ways you can get involved at the CBF.