Parent Support

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All Parents discovering their child has a special need or disability should have access to emotional support. We can support you in a range of different ways.

Please click here to download the PARENT SUPPORT referral form

Family Support

Parent/Carers can be supported through sessions with our Support Workers. We can offer one to one emotional and practical support and advice for up to six sessions on a range of topics including Parenting strategies, boundaries, behaviour and school issues.

Befriending Service

The Face 2 Face befriending service is a unique one to one befriending service offering emotional support to Parent/Carers discovering their child has a disability. Every Face 2 Face befriender is a Parent too, someone whose own child has a disability.

Family Support Worker Drop ins

We are currently offering Parents and Carers the opportunity to access a Parent Support drop in service at Virginia House. The Drop ins run fortnightly throughout the year for 2 hours, offering parents an opportunity to meet with others in a safe, confidential environment to share ideas and concerns and gain emotional support. Alongside the support group there is also an opportunity to meet with a member of the team one to one in a private space. These sessions are facilitated by a Support Worker from the Advocacy Team. For further details, please check the website.


If you would like access to the Family Disability Information and Advice/Family Support or the Befriending Service, please contact Fran Sampson.

For more information contact Fran Sampson:

01752 204369