Family Carer Support Service (FCSS)
Who is a family carer?
A family carer is someone who has a lifelong relationship with a person who has a learning disability – 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 free and national Family Carer Support Service can help.
- We provide one-to-one support by phone, email and letter
- We run regular workshops so you can find out about the things that matter to you as a family carer
- We develop a huge range of family carer focused resources about issues and legislation that affect you. These are frequently produced in partnership with different organisations and government bodies, which also helps us ensure a voice for family carers in policy development.
Freephone number for family carers:
Our Freephone number is answered Tuesday to Thursday 9:15am to 4pm. If you want to call outside of those hours, or if we’re busy with someone else when you call, please do leave us a voicemail – we’ll call you back within seven working days.
Mailing list – for family carer updates
Sign up to receive updates from the FCSS about news and legislation affecting family carers, as well as the work of the FCSS team.
Simply complete the registration form at the bottom of the page and either email or post a signed copy back to us, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details letting us know you would like to be added to our mailing list.