Family & Relationships
As we grow our relationships evolve. Major life changes such as starting a family, separation, bereavement, retirement, or becoming a grandparent, can have a huge impact upon your life. Support is available to help guide you through these changes, to maintain your relationships and find new friendships.
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Abuse can take many different forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.
Autism is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.
The death of someone close to you, whether it was expected or sudden, can be an extremely difficult time, and you will experience many different emotions. Help is available.
Personalised care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.
As a carer you may be entitled to a Carers assessment. It is carried out to see what support you might be eligible for, to help you look after yourself and the person you care for.
It can sometimes be difficult to keep children and young people occupied, so if you are responsible for entertaining your children or grandchildren you may find some of these suggestions useful.
Same-sex couples in the United Kingdom can have their relationships legally recognised and have the same rights as a married couple.
As we grow older our lives and families change. This can raise issues with your family and relationships. Support is available to help you through these challenging times.
It can be useful to think of positive ways to overcome any feelings of loneliness that you may be experiencing.
If you are single and want to meet a new partner, there are several ways of meeting new people.