Edge Hill Health Centre

0151 295 3600

Lines open 8am to 6.30pm
Email us: edge.hill@nhs.net

Support and help for parents

Contact: Families with disabled children

Support, advice and information for parents with disabled children.

Helpline: 0808 808 3555
Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Family Lives

An organisation providing immediate help from volunteer parent support workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Family Rights Group

Support for parents and other family members whose children are involved with or need social care services.

Helpline: 0808 801 0366
Website: www.frg.org.uk

Gingerbread: Single Parents, Equal Families

Help and advice on the issues that matter to lone parents.

Helpline: 0808 802 0925
Website: www.gingerbread.org.uk

Parent and Baby Groups

To find out about local groups:

  • ask your health visitor or GP
  • look on noticeboards and for leaflets at your local child health clinic, health centre, GP’s waiting room, children’s centre, library, advice centre, supermarket, newsagent, or toy shop
  • In some areas, there are groups that offer support to parents who share the same background and culture. Many of these are women’s or mothers’ groups.

Lots of children’s centres also run fathers’ groups and groups for teenage parents.

Your health visitor may know whether there are any groups like these near you.