Family Link Carers

The Family Link scheme introduces local people, known as link carers, with parents and their disabled children and families to provide short breaks.

Family Link carers look after the children for short periods of time, up to a total of 28 days per year, providing valuable rest and respite. It is a great way for people to get involved with their local community too, with Family Link helping families to relax and spend more quality time together.

Family Link offers great advantages for link carers too, including training, support and an allowance to cover any costs.

A thoroughly rewarding thing to do, Family Link carers:

  • are ordinary individuals, couples or families
  • come from all ages, background cultures and backgrounds
  • can offer care in their own home to a child with a disability

If you’d like to get involved contact the Family Link team by calling 0800 073 0769 or email