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Parents and carers of dependants with a disability

Information and resources for people who work or wish to work and have caring responsibilities for dependants with a disability.

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  • read more on Childcare for Disabled Children

    Childcare for Disabled Children

    The Equality Act applies to childcare providers. They are not allowed to discriminate against disabled children and must make ‘reasonable adjustments’. They are allowed to charge extra if they need to employ extra staff or limit their provision to fewer children, but they are only allowed to charge for the extra costs incurred.   Childcare […]

  • read more on Benefits for Families with Disabled Children

    Benefits for Families with Disabled Children

    Understanding your benefit entitlements can be complicated and overwhelming. Here we provide a general guide to some benefits which parents or carers who work (or wish to work) and care for disabled children may need to be aware of.

  • read more on The Waving not drowning network

    The Waving not drowning network

    The Waving not drowning project provides a helpline, Facebook page, newsletter, e-bulletin and occasional events and publications for parents of disabled children and carers of adults who want to combine paid work with their caring responsibilities.

  • read more on Flexible working for parents and carers of disabled children

    Flexible working for parents and carers of disabled children

    The right to request flexible working for parents and carers of disabled children are the same as parents of non-disabled children. An employee with 26 weeks of service with the same employer has the right to make a request to work flexibly. The employer has three months to respond (although this can be extended by […]