Parent carer support groups

At support groups you can meet other families, share your experiences and learn from others in an informal setting.

Groups might be set up by parents or run by professionals or organisations. They may cater for parents who live in the same area whose children have a variety of different disabilities or the same condition.

Meeting other parents or carers in the same position can help you feel less isolated. Support groups may offer:

  • opportunities to socialise
  • information and advice
  • emotional support
  • a crèche for younger children or siblings
  • family activities

Lancashire SEND Directory 

You can search the SEND directory for support groups for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities near you. 

Search for family support

If you know of any support groups that are not included and would like to be, please let them know they can create an account online to add their service.