Do you care for a child or young person under 18 with special needs?  Does your child have a disability either diagnosed or undiagnosed?  It could be a physical disability, learning disability or emotional/behavioural condition. Then you are a parent carer and we are here to support you.

How can Swindon Carers Centre help?

Swindon Carers Centre works in partnership with Children’s Services and Adult Social Care as well as NHS services and other local voluntary organisations, with the aim of identifying as many carers as possible to provide the most relevant support for your caring situation.

Our Parent Carer Support Practitioners are available to parent carers and can help in various ways:

  • Offer home visits to talk through your situation face to face, or arrange another convenient location
  • Provide practical and emotional support
  • Advise you of your rights as a carer
  • Be on the end of a phone for you to talk things through
  • Be a source of information on local services and how they could help you
  • Help you if you’re experiencing problems with services
  • Help with accessing various funding and grant giving bodies
  • Help you to access other services available within SCC, including support for Young Carers
  • Link you to our own carer groups or those run by other organisations

Visit our ‘Register with Us’ page to find out more about accessing our support.