June 5-11 is Carers’ Week. As a parent carer, feeling supported and having someone you can ask questions of, get advice from, or just vent your frustrations to, is so important.
If you’re a parent carer of a child or adult with cerebral palsy, here are some places to get support and advice:
- The CP Support (Scotland) Facebook group has over 700 members and is an amazing group to get and share advice with other parent carers:
- Your local Carer centre will be able to support you in lots of different ways and maybe can put you in touch with local parent carers.
- Our Cerebral Palsy Support Coordinator is a listening ear, advising people with cerebral palsy and their families about services and organisations that can support them. To get in touch with her, please contact us.
- Our Support directory lists lots of organisations and services available in Scotland that can support you and your family.
- There are six national carer organisations (NCOs) in Scotland. All offer support, advice and campaign for carers.
- For a podcast, try The Skies We’re Under: Parenting disabled children with Rachel Wright.
More information and resources are also available on the Carers’ Week website.