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Isolating together

Struggling with behaviour:

  • Read this advice from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation on escalating behaviour at home. Join their family support network to access ‘Carer Catch Ups’. Click here to find out more
  • Positive Approaches to Support is a website for all family carers of someone with a learning disability/autism, and it has been developed jointly by professionals and carers. It has tips and advice on support, independence, communication and challenging behaviour during the pandemic

Providing care:

  • Many siblings don’t recognise themselves as carers or they may be providing care tasks for the first time because of the pandemic. If you are doing day-to-day tasks for your disabled brother or sister that you wouldn’t do for another adult who didn’t have their disability – then you are providing care for them. Read the latest coronavirus guidance from Carers UK
  • It is possible for family members to be paid direct payments for providing care – read this advice from the government here

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This page was last updated: 19th July 2021

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