Caring responsibilities can lead to financial difficulties – having to give up work to care for a loved one and managing on benefits. It can also prove challenging getting support to adapt your home, or attaining support for your child at school or college, as well as understanding and claiming for benefits you may be entitled to.
Many parents experience behaviours that challenge from their children, but for parents of a child with a learning disability this can be much more complex – particularly as a child grows older. The Social Care Exchange is hosting an informal community event on Monday 23rd April, for anyone impacted by someone with learning disabilities or special education needs.
When you hear your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia you may have anticipated this for some time – the changes, often small to start with, becoming severe enough to affect daily life. But this doesn’t lessen the impact the diagnosis can have on you.
When someone you know experiences a mental health need, it can be hard for them to get the right support, but as a family member or friend helping them, where do you turn?