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Families can provide a stable and supportive environment for all members and children, in particular can thrive in a positive home environment. However, recent statistics show that parental separation and the breakdown of family units is still on the increase. In these difficult situations, our services strive to ensure that every family member is given the support they require.
Research suggests that conflict management and a focus on working together, both during and after separation, is one of the most important factors in ensuring a child’s well-being.
Our family support packages are tailored towards the needs of parents/carers and children, providing each with the tools and opportunities to ensure their needs are met and concerns aired.
We also offer training and advice for new parents and parents-to-be. Our services give pregnant women and fathers to be the tools to adapt and prepare for this new phase in their lives.
Current services we offer comprise:-
- Working with children, to improve psychological and physical health and equip them with coping skills.
- Providing family support packages, allowing the family unit to grow stronger and form a cohesive unit.
- Family Intervention Projects for families who are responsible for high volumes of anti-social behaviour
- Parenting Skills courses and support groups
- Family Learning Projects
- Health, Representational and Self Advocacy initiatives
- Services and support for the families of children/young people with a learning disability.
- Support for families experiencing substance misuse issues
- Support for families where children have caring responsibilities
The 2001 Census found 175000 young carers in the UK – young people with the responsibility of caring for others.
DISC Young Carers offer support, advice and activities, to ensure young people in this position are neither isolated nor alienated.