Families and Carers

As well as the obvious benefits that come from knowing that your son, daughter or other relative is enjoying themselves safely and making progress towards their goals, there are many other ways in which DAS can make your life better, easier and more enjoyable.

We run parent/carer support groups in different areas of the county, which give people the chance to meet up with others sharing the same experiences and challenges.

We’re told that the opportunity to compare notes and strategies, to laugh and to ‘let off some steam’ in the company of others who will understand and not judge is invaluable.

We also have the occasional visiting speaker who can offer expert advice and guidance on specific topics such as keeping safe in the internet and health and wellbeing for carers.

We’re also on hand via email, the phone or by popping into the office, to offer a friendly ear if you want to talk something through or need signposting to some more specialist advice - we’ve been told that this is particularly helpful when navigating the tricky waters of getting a diagnosis or applying for funding.

If you fancy a stay somewhere peaceful, not too far from home and very reasonably priced, take a look at the page telling you about The Lodge This our latest acquisition - a holiday home that families of up to four can book through us, for themselves, at just the cost it takes us to maintain and insure it.