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

Netmums Bliss online forum is a supportive online community for parents, families or carers of babies born premature or sick

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