Why join a local support group?
Parents talk about how meeting other parents helped them care for their own child.
Contact a Family started life as a self-help group for parents, and from our 30 years' experience as an organisation we know that parents can be the best support for one another
Groups generally offer:
- opportunities to socialise
- information and advice
- emotional and moral support
- a listening ear
- a regular meeting place
- activities such as a crèche for siblings or family days out.
Local groups vary in terms of the type of service they offer and can be open to parents and carers of children with any disability. Others are for parents whose children have the same condition.