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.
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 email@example.com
* We are currently piloting this service. If we are unable to offer you a Listening Ear call we will tell you about other ways of getting support.
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’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.