Care for the Family - Befrienders
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.
Care for the Family’s befriending service offers understanding and support to parents of children with additional needs.
All befrienders are trained and are, themselves, parents of children with additional needs who can share insights and encouragement from their own personal experiences.
Nicola who coordinates the Additional Needs project, has many years’ experience in working with families where there is a child with additional needs and understands the challenges parents face.
Through the befriending service, many parents have found it a huge help to speak with someone who has ‘been there’ too.
Here are some comments:
“Talking with another parent in a similar situation helps me to deal with the well-meaning but often inappropriate comments from other parents around me who just don’t get it.”
“Strangely, off-loading my emotions and sharing practical issues with someone who had an understanding really helped me and my relationship with other family members.”
“Care for the Family provided a network to help me raise my child so I am no longer just one mum in isolation.”
If you would like to be put in touch with a trained befriender, please telephone: 029 2081 0800
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Additional Needs Support please visit the website.
The charity also offers support towards activity holidays for single parents.