Parent Carers care for their children who are ill or have a disability. Parent Carers are most likely to be caring the longest. The responsibilities may be even greater in a situation where the Carer is a sole parent, who has more than one person to care for.
We provide the same high level of support for Parent Carers as we do Adult Carers.
Parent Carers can also access a Parent Carer Forum; a group of parents and Carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, schools, health care providers and others, making sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.
In Cumbria, you can access information on the Cumbria Parent Carer Forum or phone our office for more information on the Forum as we work closely with them; supporting Parent Carers in Eden.