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Parent carers

If you are 18+ years and care for a child you are a parent carer

Information Line 01473 835477

About us

We are dedicated to ensuring that you, as a parent carer, have access to all of the appropriate and useful information you need to help you in your caring role.

What we offer

 

Parent carer needs assessment

 

As a parent carer you are entitled to a needs assessment. This will determine what type of support you are eligible for.

 

To get a needs assessment call Customer First on 0808 800 4005.

 

Information sharing

 

You can request for your email address to be added to our parent carer information sharing circulation list.

 

You will receive updates, information and advice relevant to parent carers.

 

To add your name to this list, please call the information line on 01473 835477.

 

Courses

 

We run a variety of courses through our Mental Health and Wellbeing Team that may be useful to you.

 

Use the links below to go to our mental health page and find out more.

 

 

 

 

Helpful organisations

Please note: Please note: accessing any of the links below will take you to external websites for more information

Activities Unlimited

 

Activities Unlimited provides short breaks and leisure activities to disabled children aged 0-25 in Suffolk.

 

They recognise that short breaks and respite from a caring role are important to families and should be delivered as part of a broader package of family support services.

 

 The team at Activities Unlimited are able to provide a wealth of knowledge about the range of services that are available to disabled children and young people and their families.

Moving into Adulthood

 

The Moving Into Adulthood team are a small team of four people.

 

They would like to improve the experience of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities moving into adulthood.

 

They want young people to have positive outcomes and fulfilling opportunities with meaningful occupations.

 

 

Contact a Family

 

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.

 

They provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other.

 

 They campaign to improve your circumstances and for your right to be included and equal in society.

 

SENDIASS

 

SENDiass (previously Parent Partnership) is a confidential and impartial support and advice service for parents, carers, children and young people (up to 25 years) on issues related to special educational needs and disability.

 

Helpful information

 

Information sheet

 

Below is an info sheet we have created to assist you in finding the information you need. Click on the link to be taken to a Microsoft Word document which you can save and print if required.

If you require this information sheet in an alternative format, please call our information line.

 

 

Money issues

 

Benefit and tax credit advice

 

Excellent specialist advice and full benefits checks are available via the links below.

 

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.

 

They provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other.

 

They campaign to improve your circumstances and for your right to be included and equal in society.

 

 

Help with form filling

 

Always try to get help from an expert to complete benefit forms.

Use the links below to help.

 

 

Funding

 

The links below will take you to websites that might be able to help.

 

 

 

Information Line: 01473 835477

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Suffolk Family Carers Ltd Registered Charity No. 1069937

A company limited by guarantee in England No. 3507600

Registered Office: Unit 8, Hill View Business Park, Claydon, IP6 0AJ

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Units 6 & 8 Hill View Business Park,

Old Ipswich Road, Claydon, Suffolk, IP6 0AJ

enquiries@suffolkfamilycarers.org

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