get help from our family support worker

Laura, our family support worker, can help you by:

  • supporting parents/carers and young people affected by IBD on a regular or occasional basis depending what you need#
  • offering advice/support around specific issues, or to provide ongoing emotional support over the telephone or online
  • helping find local services that may be available to support you
  • liaising with schools to ensure they are supporting you/your child as effectively as they can
  • advocating for you with professionals where there may be misunderstanding of the impact of IBD or your family’s needs
  • understanding your experiences and working with hospitals/other professionals to ensure that we are continually improving the support CICRA offers to families living with IBD
  • workshops and support groups for families both online and in some locations face to face

The support on offer is not restricted to any one thing. Whatever your challenges, worries or questions, please get in touch. If Laura can’t help directly, she will find a way of getting the information/support you need, it is often out there if not always easy to find!

Don’t struggle on your own because you think you have to! Please get in touch.

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I had a lovely chat with Laura! She's really friendly and super easy to talk to.
Joanne

contact our family support worker

We have a family support worker to provide practical and emotional support for parents, carers and young people with IBD. Please do get in touch if you would like to talk to Laura about your situation and/or if you have any ideas/experiences you wish to share with her.

Our family support worker is also available to talk Monday and Thursday evening 7-9pm each week, 020 8949 6209.

You can call Laura to talk about:

- emotional issues for young people or parents
- advice/support around specific issues, like school attendance
- finding local services that may be available to support you
- liaising with schools to ensure they are supporting you/your child as effectively as they can
- advocating for you with professionals where there may be misunderstanding of the impact of IBD or your family’s needs
- talking about your experience and having a friendly person to chat with
- worries about your child and how they are coping

email our family support worker
Laura is brilliant, so understanding felt like she totally understood everything and her advice was super, Thank you!
Janine

Watch Laura talk about her new role with the charity and some of the ways she can help.