Family support

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Family life on the neonatal unit and at home can be challenging when your baby is born premature or sick. These organisations all provide support for families.

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Action for Children protects and supports children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support.

Carers Trust provides information, advice, discussion and support for carers.

Carers UK  provides support for carers and their families.

Contact provides information and support to families with disabled children.

Family Lives provide support services for families.

Gingerbread provides information and support for single parents.

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with the challenges they face.

One Parent Families Scotland provides support and advice for single parents in Scotland.

PALS The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters.

PASS is an independent service, giving free, confidential information, advice and support to anyone who uses the NHS in Scotland.

Relate offers advice and support on relationships.

Samaritans provides a confidential listening service.

Twins Trust supports for families with twins, triplets and more.

The Lullaby Trust provides information and support on safer sleep for babies.

Tiny Life Support for premature and vulnerable babies and their families in Northern Ireland.