Contact A Family is a charity that provides information for families with disabled children across the UK have created a Holidays, Play and Leisure guide with loads of great info
Our guides are created by our community of Parent Carers on their own SEND journey. We never stop learning and we want to share what we have learnt along the way. Our guides are a gift to our community to help other families feel more informed and less isolated and a bit more in control. You can get FREE copies by becoming a member (for free) just by joining our database, you will be sent a copy of their release.
The festive period can place big demands on time and energy, throw in with that the unchangeable challenges of a Parent Carer and there could be the recipe for burn out. We know all too well that you cannot pour from an empty cup, so how can we manage that stress and keep a sense of calm over the festivities?
Language sometimes fails us. I had considered myself pretty proficient with the English language and its Bristolian colloquialisms, a confident user of terms such as “slider”, “smoovin’ the cat” and “gert lush”. I hadn’t had too much trouble making myself understood; that was until I had found myself on the unexpected life path of being a Parent Carer to a child with disabilities.