If you are working with disabled children or adults and their families, or supporting carers, you will find information in this section on the needs of siblings and how you can support them.
Workshops for siblings and parents
Sibs runs in house workshops for siblings and parents for a range of voluntary and statutory agencies. These include:
Workshops for young siblings
We run workshops for siblings about specific conditions such as autism, epilepsy, or cerebral palsy. They are for up to 10 siblings who are growing up with a brother or sister with the same condition. For primary school children aged 7 years and above, or secondary school young people aged 11 years and above. Siblings learn about the condition and how to explain it to others, and share their experiences with other siblings.
Workshops for adult siblngs
We run workshops for adult siblings. Adult siblings have the opportunity to meet other siblings, often for the first time. They have their feelings and experiences acknowleged in the group, and learn about sources of practical and emotional support that are available to them.
Workshops for parents
We run workshops for parents of young siblings. Parents gain insight into the needs of siblings and learn practical ways to support siblings at home including how to explain disability, how to give siblings attention, and how to help siblings cope with their feelings.
If you would like to buy in a Sibs workshop for siblings or parents please contact us