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Peer support

The CBF is offering free peer support for family carers from your own homes during the Coronavirus pandemic. On this page you can read about 'Peer support calls' and 'Carers' Catch Ups'.

Peer support calls

CBF are now offering support calls from a fellow family carer.

Sometimes it helps to ‘offload’ to someone who understands what you are going through. These calls will be purely a listening ear, giving you the time to talk. The support is non-judgmental and confidential. This is not a counselling, information or advice service.

You will be offered 1 or 2 calls with the same family carer supporter. You are welcome to also use the CBF’s other support before, during and after.

Open to parents, siblings or other close relatives of children, young people or adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour that challenges.

How to book a call:

Please contact Elissia on 0300 666 0126 or support@thecbf.org.uk

Carers’ Catch Ups 

These are informal chat groups with other families.  

  • Chat with others who understand the ups and downs of caring for and about someone with a severe learning disability.  
  • Celebrate successes, share tips, have a moan with others who ‘get it’. 

Current timetable

At the moment Emma is holding a Carers’ Catch Up every other Monday at 11:30am. If you care for somebody with a severe learning disability and want to join the chat, please send an email to support@thecbf.org.uk

More information

Watch this short video from Diana, one of our hosts, who explains more about the sessions (although please note that Diana’s sessions are not currently running)

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.  

Family Carers’ Email Network

 

Family Support Service

Family Support Service

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.

Family Carers' Email Network

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.