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Family Support Services

Vital support to families caring for a disabled child or young person

We know that many families have to struggle through a maze of services to track down essential information, and then jump through hoops to receive support.  We also understand that whether or not a family receives support could be based on where they live.

Our Family Services offer vital support to families caring for a disabled child or young person.  The service can provide telephone, email and face to face support to help families to make informed choices and gain access to equipment, treatment, therapies, support and the local services they need.

Families attending the Caudwell international Children’s Centre (CICC) will benefit from our in house team of Family Support workers and volunteers, who will work alongside our clinical team to break down any barriers that the families joining our new Autism Service are facing.

Caudwell Children’s Family Support programme offers families with a disabled or seriously ill child (0-18) the support they need.  The free service works around the needs of families, using skilled volunteers to help with practical necessities like applying for grants, finding local support groups and information about medical conditions.

Our family support team are available to do the research into services that families may struggle with finding the time to do. We are there to take the load off a little and provide relevant signposting information to support you on your journey.

How we help:

  • 🗹 Help in dealing with housing, education, family or social difficulties through signposting
  • 🗹 Information on local and specialist support services
  • 🗹 Information relating to medical conditions
  • 🗹 Linking families and children together to form support networks
  • 🗹 Identify grants and sources of funding
  • 🗹 Assisting with applications for statutory and third sector support

Family Support

No, we are only able to provide funding towards the items listed on our application form. However, we can help identify other potential sources of funding for these items.

This depends on your individual circumstances and support needs. We are able to offer a comprehensive signposting and information service.

Contact will be made by either email or telephone.

No, but we can try and identify other local sources of support for this.

We are able to offer support via telephone but if more in depth support is needed we would signpost to other local services.

No, we are unable to do so.

Family Services Support Application

To apply for Family Services support, please register your details with us below.