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Parent Carers

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As parents with a child or children with a disability or long term illness life can be incredibly demanding. Many parents spend so much time fighting for support and services for their children that they don’t have time  to think about themselves.

If you haven’t already stopped to consider your own emotional and physical health now is the time to do it.  We would love to discuss your situation with you and help you to put together a ‘plan’ to take care of yourself. Part of this plan may include using some of our services:

  • Specialist advice and information

  • Local peer support groups

  • Information sessions for parents and carers of disabled children and young people

  • Connections with other local organisations

  • Regular Newsletter

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters of children with a disability are often called Young Carers. This is because they  are usually involved in  caring for their brother or sister and because of the many ways that their home life, school life and friendships are affected.

Young Carers West Sussex – Practical help and support for the family and siblings.

Parent Carer Support Groups coming up

SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Carers – Chichester

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day First of the month, repeating until July 31, 2018

SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Carers of Children with Special Educational Needs or Disability – Crawley

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until July 31, 2018

SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Carers – Chichester

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day First of the month, repeating until July 31, 2018

Useful Links

Reaching Families was established in 2008. The organisation exists to “…empower, care for and inform parents and families of children with special needs in West Sussex.”

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum is an independent parent carer led charity representing the views of members in West Sussex. They work in partnership with the Local Authority, education, health, social care and other organisations to positively improve the planning and delivery of local services for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities and their families. They cover all disabilities.

Contact A Family support families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other and help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Cerebra is a charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together.

Wellspring West Sussex is an independent organisation and registered charity, set up to provide information, dialogue and discussion with and for children and young people with disabilities, and their parents and carers in West Sussex.

West Sussex County Council Children’s Services

PACSO provide help and encouragement to families in the Chichester and Arun districts who have a child with special educational needs or disabilities.

Sibs is a national organisation helping parents to understand and support their children through workshops, information and advice.  A website with information and the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with other children.

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