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Parents with disabilities

Parent with disability
There are around 1.7 million disabled parents in the UK, mostly with physical and sensory impairments.  As a parent with a disability, you may find that you have strengths and weaknesses just like any other parent. 

 

All parents need support every now and then as family life can be challenging.  Research has shown that the right support and communication can help families with disabilities to improve family stability.

 

Advice and support 

There are many organisations that can provide help and support to parents with difficulties and the challenges they may face.  

 

Family Action

Provide emotional and practical support to families where the parent has a disability.

  

Ni Direct

Advice and information on a wide variety of adapted equipment for parents with disabilities involved in caring for your baby or child.

 

Disabled Parents Network

A national organisation which aims to increase society's acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.

 

Best Beginnings

Working to give everyone the best start in life through helping parents (and parents-to be) who have disabilities. Telephone 020 7443 7895

 

Mencap

Advice and information for parents, carers and family members of someone with a learning disability