Who is a family carer?A family carer is someone who has a lifelong relationship with a person who has a learning disability, autism or both - usually a family member or close friend. They have an active interest in the wellbeing of that individual, wherever they live.
If you have a relative or friend with a learning disability and would like support and information, Hft’s national Family Carer Support Service can help.
Our Family Carer Support Service offers one-to-one support, workshops and resources for family carers who have a relative with a learning disability.
Our Family Carer Support Service provides a huge range of resources for family carers, from benefits to holidays.
We regularly run workshops and events about family carer issues.
We work with different organisations to promote good practice in supporting family carers who have a relative with a learning disability.
Our responses to Government Consultations on behalf of family carers.
Our Family Carer Support Service is funded entirely by charitable donations.
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Our resources for family carers cover a range of topics, from benefits to holidays.
Find out about our workshops for family carers.
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