83% of parents and 100% of dads of disabled children felt socially isolated before joining Flamingo Chicks

76% are more able to cope with the demands of caring for a disabled child after joining our Flock

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! This network offers a lifeline for parents and carers by offering fun and informative opportunities to connect with others who understand their situation and experiences, and to share practical advice and support. Through workshops and events, relaxation sessions and swapping life hacks, we believe nurturing and engaging the whole family is pivotal to the success of our programmes.
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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.

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Stretch and Breathe

Join Flamingo Chicks for a gentle unwind with our ‘Stretch and Breathe’ sessions for parents and carers. We have created a series of four FREE online sessions to shake-off the day so you feel soothed and supported.

Be guided by Flamingo Chicks Teacher Emily through gentle stretching and relaxation techniques.

Please ensure you’re wearing comfy clothes that allow for stretching and gentle movement and you may want to have a drink of water to hand too. You can access all four sessions using the drop-down below.

Your feedback is really important and will help us shape future projects – we’d be grateful if you could complete a very short survey.  For every survey completed, Flamingo Chicks will receive a £1 donation* (up to £50). Thank you!

Stretch and Breathe Sessions

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Stretch and Breathe Session 4

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