The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attending medical appointments with the person you care for.
The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.
As a parent caring for a child with disabilities and/or special needs and requirements can be very rewarding. But even when you willingly take on the task it’s still hard work.
You might be managing perfectly well with a strong network of help and support around you. If this is the case, we’d still like to hear from you. Your story and experiences could encourage someone else who isn’t coping do well to seek support.
If you are caring for someone and feel anxious, stressed, worried or alone – please contact us. You can call or email and one of us will get back to you for an informal chat to find out how we can help.
Please send us your stories, you can write your story, create a blog or do a recording.
Listening to others who have shared the same experiences and feelings can really help.