Family Carer Support Service
Hft's Family Carer Support Service (FCSS) is a free national service for family carers of people with a learning disability. Some of our team are family carers themselves, with extensive knowledge and personal experience of the issues affecting family carers.
We provide information and support to family carers in a variety of ways:
- We offer one-to-one support by telephone, letter or email
- We develop and run Family Carer workshops. At our workshops you can meet other family carers, share your experiences and find out more about your rights as a family carer, local housing and support for people with learning disabilities, money matters and Personal Budgets
- We develop resources focused on family carer issues, for example how legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act affects you, and holiday options for people with learning disabilities
- We provide regular News Digests highlighting the current issues and legislation affecting family carers
We work in partnership with a range of organisations and government bodies to provide support and resources for family carers, and to ensure family carers have a voice in national care policies.
To receive our Family Carer News Digests as well as up-to-date local and national family carer news, complete the registration form below and either email or post it back to us. Please remember to sign it.
If you’re a family carer needing support or information, please take a look at the other pages within our Family Carers section on this site, or get in touch with us directly:
Hft Family Carer Support Service
5/6 Brook Office Park
Folly Brook Road
Bristol BS16 7FL
Mailing registration form