Being a parent of a disabled person may bring many unique challenges and hurdles to overcome. We understand that you will want to give your child the best opportunities possible, but it is essential you know where to turn to for some extra support and advice.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of helpful organisations that can provide you with some extra support.
Contact supports families by providing information and guidance on a whole range of aspects. They offer an online advice service which can help with things such as finances, benefits and education. Alongside this, they have parent support groups that bring parent carers together for emotional and practical assistance, run family workshops and carry out research and campaigns to remove any barriers that you might face.
To find out more about the services Contact offer, visit their website.
Scope is a disability equality charity that provides information and guidance for disabled people and their support systems.
They campaign to create a fairer society for disabled people, in the hope of achieving everyday equality. Scope also has a helpline, a range of employment services, an online community and engagement programmes.
To read about the support and advice they provide to parents, visit their dedicated page.
If you are yet to read our dedicated guides providing support and advice for disabled people looking for a job or who are currently in employment, we have compiled information on a range of important topics including.
Disabled people’s rights
The Equality Act 2010 sets out to protect disabled people from discrimination within the workplace, and there are also a number of rights individuals are entitled to.
Grants and Schemes
There are several grants and schemes available to disabled people to help make employment more accessible. This includes the Access to Work scheme that helps to cover the costs of any necessary adjustments within the workplace setting.
Disability Advice Hub
We have created a hub dedicated to providing tailored information and guidance for specific disabilities.
If you are looking for more support and guidance, visit our page on finding help in your local area.