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.
Carers’ Catch Ups
Informal peer support groups hosted by a family carer on Zoom.
Current general timetable
Chat with others who understand the ups and downs of caring for and about someone with a severe learning disability.
Monday 2nd October : 10am – 11.30am
Monday 6th November : 10am – 11.30am
Current timetable for focussed sessions
Chat with others about a particular topic; share your experiences and hear from others about theirs.
Please note these are not training sessions, they are hosted by a volunteer with lived experience.
If you would like to join any of the general or focussed sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a Zoom link.
Listening Ear Calls
Support calls from a fellow family carer who is trained in active listening.
Sometimes it helps to ‘offload’ to someone who understands what you are going through. This is not a counselling, information or advice service. These calls will be purely a listening ear, giving you the time to talk. The support is non-judgmental and confidential.
- For more information and to book please see our page on Eventbrite.
Please be aware we are a UK based charity and can only offer this service to families within the UK.
Private Facebook group: The CBF Family Forum
The private Facebook group, The CBF Family Forum, is open to family carers of children and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. The group moderators are CBF volunteers and family carers. The group is a welcoming and supportive community, with opportunities to share personal experiences, ask and answer questions and form relationships with one another.
To join the private group, click on the link below, answer three eligibility questions, and agree to a set of group rules. Applications to join are then reviewed by CBF volunteer administrators.
Family Carers’ Email Network
Join our Family Carers’ Email Network and get in touch with families around the UK to share experiences, get information and peer support.