For parents looking after their children with additional needs (parent carers), we are able to offer a range of information and support including:
Family Carers Hubs
These give all family carers a chance to meet with other carers, receive information and advice, as well as have a break from their usual caring role.
Family Carers’ Prescription
This service gives parent carers the opportunity to receive information, advice and guidance and to have the opportunity to access a break which will help improve their physical/emotional wellbeing. Find out more by reading our leaflet.
Listening Ear service
Our Listening Ear service gives parent carers the chance to talk to a trained volunteer over the phone in order to help combat a sense of isolation that many carers face.
Our Carers Magazine is a great source of information about the range of support available across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for all family carers. It includes details of lots of events for carers as well as articles and adverts promoting a wide variety of organisations who can provide support to carers.
Groups for Children & Young People with additional needs
We run regular groups in Cambridge, Ely and St Neots for children and young people aged 5-18 who have autism and other learning and physical needs.
As well as offering a safe and caring environment where the young people can have fun and learn new skills, it also provides parent carers with a regular break where they can catch up on things they need to do or spend dedicated time with other children within the family. Referrals to all of the groups are through Cambridgeshire County Council. For more information visit our Children’s Saturday Clubs page.
For more specialist advice and support for parent carers we signpost to the following organisations:
|Norfolk||Family Voice Norfolk||07950 302937||www.familyvoice.org.uk|
|Peterborough||Family Voice Peterborough||01733 685510||www.familyvoice.org|