Our community understands the joys and challenges of caring for a loved one with disabilities or illness. Often siblings of those with disabilities or health need become young carers too, taking on board a lot of the stresses, mental and emotional demands and practical physical care.
At SGLOSPC HQ we know through experience the difficulties the season can bring. It is a season of fun but for some of our children, it can be a confusing and overwhelming time of change – school routines are off, the house may be decorated and look different with lights and sparkles and candles, all of which can be overwhelming to some children, not to mention a flow of guests and activities. What to do?
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.
Back by popular demand is our Annual Information Event to help Parent Carers learn about the support that is out there . This event is for families who have a son/daughter with disabilities or additional needs in South Gloucestershire .
We have partnered up with Make It Mentoring to offer you Time for yourself!