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Families invited to ‘Merseyside Family Support Service’ launch

Families caring for disabled children across Merseyside are being invited to attend the launch of a ground-breaking support service later this month.

Merseyside Family Support Service

National children’s charity, Caudwell Children, has partnered with local law firm, Hampson Hughes Solicitors, to launch the Merseyside Family Support Service and provide practical and emotional support for the thousands of families caring for disabled children across the region.

Thanks to funding from the law firm, Merseyside will have a dedicated team of Family Support Co-ordinators and trained volunteers to provide one-to-one support for families at times of crisis.

The Head of Catastrophic Injury at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, commented:

“Caudwell Children provide vital support to families of disabled children across the whole UK but up until now there wasn’t a dedicated team to help people in Merseyside. Having represented families with children that have suffered life changing and debilitating injuries we know only too well the unique challenges they face.

“We’re therefore delighted to be able to fund this important initiative that will provide crucial support when it’s most needed.”

The innovative support service operates across the UK and provides a high quality service to families with disabled children who are experiencing family difficulties or require additional support to prevent feelings of isolation, stress and frustration that can lead to family breakdown.

Steve Jackson, Family Services Manager at Caudwell Children, said:

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hampson Hughes Solicitors to provide vital early intervention services and urge families from across the region to come along to the launch or get in touch to find out more.

“We also need dedicated volunteers to help support the service and would invite anyone with an interest in helping disabled children or gaining valuable experience in a practical family support role to come along for a chat.”

The launch takes place at the Hampson Hughes Solicitors offices at the Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock on Wednesday 19th February from 11am to 2pm.

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children is a national charity providing practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families living in the UK. Founded in 2000, the charity has provided services worth over £25million and supported thousands of children with over 500 different medical conditions.

Liverpool-based personal injury specialists, Hampson Hughes Solicitors, is a proud supporter of several local and national UK charities in particular those that offer a better quality of life to individuals suffering the long term effects of an accident or injury.

For more information about the Merseyside Family Support Service visit the Caudwell Children website at www.caudwellchildren.com or call Freephone 0845 300 1348.

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