Providing for the future

Preparing for the future can make you feel more secure and bring peace of mind to your family

Support for older carers

 As you as a parent get older, you may have to cope with your own changing health needs, as well as continuing to care for your son or daughter. Find out what support is available to you.

Mencap carers' card

For many family carers, one of their greatest concerns is what will happen to their son or daughter with a learning disability if something should happen to them.


Someone with a learning disability will grieve in the same way as anyone else when they lose someone they love.

A parent's story: planning for the future

My husband and I provide continuous care, with six weeks respite a year.