Care for the whole family

Taking care of a seriously ill child can be one of the most draining and difficult tasks a parent, grandparent or carer can face.

Beyond handling physical challenges and medical needs, they must deal with a child's emotional needs and the impact that a prolonged condition or illness can have on the entire family.This tough balancing act doesn't have to be done alone - Demelza is here to support the whole family.

Time to listen
We promise to make time to listen to your concerns and support you in finding ways forward.

Support groups and days out
For mums, dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents. To ensure our families spend quality time together and get mutual support from other, Demelza holds drop-ins, parties and days out for all to enjoy. We also provide one-to-one support.

Advice and information
Details of services available in your local community and through Demelza.

Housing issues and advocacy
Support and advice with communication on your behalf with any difficult practical issues.

Holiday and short break applications
Access to charities offering specialist holidays for families with disabled children.

Liaison with professionals
Discussion with health, education and social care providers and professionals on key issues relating to your children or family.

Charity applications
Requests for funding for specific items of equipment that would benefit your child.

Benefit advice
Information regarding applications for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Carer’s Allowance and Funeral Payments.

If you would like help and advice on any of the above, please contact Family Support Services on 01795 845248