Caring for a disabled child can be tough. When you’re juggling work, household tasks and countless medical appointments for your child, there’s little time left for you. Many parents feel alone and unsupported.
How we can help you
Face 2 Face Liverpool is our free befriending service offering one to one emotional support for parents of disabled children or those with additional needs. We have trained volunteer befrienders who are all parents of children with additional needs so understand the challenges families may face.
Is this for me?
If you are a parent or carer of a disabled child from Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton and Knowsley, it’s for you.
Who will I meet?
A befriender will meet with you and offer you the opportunity to discuss how you are feeling and support you with those feelings, initially offering you six visits with a befriender followed by a review. If we feel you would benefit from having more support then we can offer more visits.
Face 2 Face is run by an experienced co-ordinator and all of our volunteer befrienders receive training and on-going support.
How do I start?
Just call or email and we will introduce you to a trained befriender. Sessions take place in your home, or at a nearby location of your choice, and last around an hour.
We also offer wheelchair/walking frame sports every 2 weeks on a Saturday morning at Firefit in Toxteth from 10.30am to 12.30pm.