Family Support Service

This service supports family members of people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced loss, harm or institutional abuse.

Families of people with learning disabilities, autism or both can face many challenges including fighting to get the right support, understanding their child or family member, being let down and neglected by services. Family members may have also experienced institutional abuse.

Services include face-to-face or telephone counselling and groups in which families can meet and be supported by other families and better cope with their experiences. Families feel better understood, less isolated and more connected.

Read about a parent’s journey with Respond here

Please contact Liz Gow for more details.

Our Family Service is not free at the point of entry and we require a strong probability of funding before being able to accept a referral.
We operate a sliding scale for self-referrals and at times have a waiting list in place.

To apply or make a referral to the Family Support Service click here

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