Parent carers

We work in partnership with Activities Unlimited to provide support for both the young people being cared for and for those parents looking after children with a range of illnesses and disabilities.

Support for parent carers in Suffolk.

Do you care for your child? We have a range of support you can access and we also work alongside Activities Unlimited who can assess your child and offer some respite.

If you are not registered with Suffolk Family Carers, please register with us. One of our Family Carer Advisers will be in touch with you to discuss your caring role in more detail and assist you in finding specific support for both you and your child.

Our courses are delivered by trained professionals who are experts in their field and are designed to provide you with practical and emotional support to assist you in your caring role.

The Autism/ADHD family carers workshops

Come to our one day programme for people who care for children and young people with ASD and/or ADHD.

This workshop will help you understand the positive and negative traits of ASD/ADHD, the positives and negatives of being a family carer, sensory issues and communication, limit setting and caring for yourself.

To find out when the next workshop is running, please visit our calendar.

Caring with Confidence programme

Join us once a week for 3 weeks to gain information, tools and resources to support you in your caring role.

The sessions will cover topics such as managing the stress and emotions of caring, regaining balance and control in your caring role and information on your rights and entitlements.

To find out when the next programme is running near you, please visit our calendar.


Neuro-Developmental Diversity (NDD) Families Project

The NDD Team aims to support the families in the context of their caring role of a child or young person with a neurodevelopmental condition (with or without a confirmed diagnosis). Our service recognises the family as a whole and our intervention is tailored to the specific needs of the family. We wish to help the NDD families to deal with the everyday challenges in an effective and positive way. Overall, the purpose of this service is to enable families to develop coping skills and feel informed and supported, thus promoting a more stable and resilient family caring situation.

The Neuro-Developmental Diversity (NDD) Team aims to provide:

  • Resources to build on families strengths, confidence and resilience;
  • 1:1 support sessions (face to face, telephone and/or video chat);
  • Information and guidance related to caring role;
  • Bespoke support plans;
  • Support programmes;
  • Peers support groups.

You can now register with us using our online form – Family Referral Registration Form.

This service is available to individuals who are registered with a GP in East, Mid and West Suffolk.