Parent Carers provide or intend to provide support to a child under the age of 25 who has a disability and/or additional needs.
The Carers’ Support Service works with Parent Carers, enabling them to:
- Access information and advice
- Work through difficult emotions
- Have time to themselves
- Socialise with peers
- Have a voice
Parent Carers are able to access all support provided by the Carers’ Support Service. Please click or tap the links above to find out more about the support we provide. Information about other support can be found by using the navigation menu on the left of this page.
Carer Peer Support Groups
Carer Peer Support Groups can offer the empathetic support that only another Carer can give. There are a number of groups that focus on Parent Carers.
See below for Carer Peer Support Groups which are organised by other organisations in North Lincolnshire.
For brothers and sisters (aged 8-15yrs) of a child with a disability or additional needs, the SIBS Group aims to educate through fun, discussion and give knowledge about their siblings needs, how to cope and the support available to them.
North Lincolnshire Parent Involvement Partnership (PIP)
The PIP is a forum for the views of parents and Carers of disabled children, those with special needs and young families. It is made up of parents and Carers who know on a practical daily basis just how difficult caring for a child can be.
SENDIASS – Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service
SENDIASS (formerly known as the Parent Partnership Service) provides a free, impartial and confidential service to parents and Carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. It also supports children and young people with SEND.
The SEND Local Offer
The SEND Local Offer in North Lincolnshire aims to provide you with the information you may need, or want to know, about resources, services, support, activities and events for North Lincolnshire’s children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families.
Family Information Service
The Family Information Service provides free, impartial information and advice to families in North Lincolnshire. It aims to provide an efficient, accessible information service to support parents, Carers and families in North Lincolnshire. It has a wide range of information for children and young people aged 0 to 20 and their families.
Contact supports families with the best possible guidance and information. It brings families together to support each other, and helps families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
A toolkit is available from Cerebra which aims to support disabled people and Carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. This toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them.
Family and Childcare Trust
The Family and Childcare Trust works to make the UK a better place for families, focusing on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term.
Council for Disabled Children
An online library of resources that you can access to find out more about disability policy and practice which includes a selection of materials specifically written with parents in mind.
Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook. 2nd Edition
An authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales.
SEND Code of Practice
Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.
Preparing for Adulthood & Children and Families Act
The Preparing for Adulthood programme provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. The site also contains a useful fact sheet on the Children and Families Act.