Subsidised relationship support for parents with a disabled child is now available from local charity, Relate West Surrey.

Relate understands that, whilst rewarding and enjoyable, raising a disabled child can for some be an overwhelming experience and put pressure on the family unit. Relate West Surrey, can now offer counselling for families or couples to help them understand and strengthen their relationships.

Jill Rawling, Business Manager for Relate West Surrey said “We understand that having a disabled child can put family relationships under extra strain. Couples caring for a disabled child are at greater risk of problems in their relationship and relationship breakdown, which is why we are so pleased to be able to offer a tailored support package to help people enjoy family life.

“When parents are stressed and under pressure, this can have a big impact on children, which is why it’s so important that parents are able to access this bit of extra support.”

Parents interested in the scheme will be able to access four sessions of relationship counselling either as a family or a couple across the country.

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