Information for the public
Help for you
Caring for someone who has learning disabilities and mental health problems can sometimes be challenging and put you under strain. You should be offered your own support, including:
a carer's assessment, to check how caring affects you and what help you might need
support to take short breaks from caring
groups that provide support and information
help for any mental health problems of your own.
If you care for a child with learning disabilities, you may be offered a training programme designed for parents or carers of children with learning disabilities. This programme should help you to support your child's social and emotional growth, and teach you how to cope with problems you might have.