Information Now

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.

All family & relationships articles

Adult abuse

Abuse should be reported to the safeguarding teams.. Abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.

Autism

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.

Bereavement and grief

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.

Care and support

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.

Carers assessments

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.

Children’s activities

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.

Civil Partnership

Same-sex couples in the United Kingdom can have their relationships legally recognised and have the same rights as a married couple.

Coronavirus Government shielding information

Coronavirus shielding information – groups at risk

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It’s described as any incident or pattern of incidents that are: controlling, coercive, threatening, violent.