PARENTS AND CARERS
A vital peer-to-peer support network
Flamingo Chicks is committed to supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of disabled children and their families. Our co-supportive peer-to-peer network is here to welcome you to the Flock!
Below you’ll find links to online resources and activities, in addition to our very own amazing virtual classes, as well as links to practical information and advocacy work that we do.
Outside of classes we offer a programme of events to bring parents and carers together. Previous socials we have run include theatre trips, rock climbing, dad dancing, chocolate tasting and, of course, our ‘Mummy and Me’ fun runs. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with our latest events, sign up to our newsletter where you’ll be the first to hear plans!
Where to get support and advice
Mums, Dads, Carers – we salute you! We know just how hard it is to make time for yourself but if you can, do check out our relaxation video for parents/carers – it’s great for restoring a sense of calm.
We also recognise the toll this challenging time has taken on many of our families and relationships can feel the strain. If you’re going through something like this we wanted you to know that you are not alone and to reassure you that there is great support out there including Relate and Contact A Family (freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555).
Do check out our advocacy work – particularly our Dad and Me report- and online activities below for activity tips or to find out more about our campaigns to support parents.