At Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre in Oakham, England, we understand what it is like to care for a child or young person with additional needs. We know how important it is to feel supported.

Our support services are usually informal, through social activities, drop-in sessions, courses or workshops, but we can also arrange more formal support for families through counselling or signposting to other services.

Family Support Drop-In

A friendly, informal peer support coffee morning for parents of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. Practitioners are also invited to attend in order to share information, answer questions and engage in consultation with parents and carers.

For dates and further details please follow this link or contact us.

New Dawn Counselling

We have a link with New Dawn Family Support Service who provide a family counselling service to help families who have special difficulties in their lives. The family may have a child, young person or adult family member whose health and well being are affected by a condition that maybe life-limiting, life-threatening or life-long, and the condition impacts on the family.

Use this link to find out more about New Dawn and self-refer or contact us to ask for a referral.


Throughout each year we try to run various courses and workshops. Details of some of these are below. If you were unable to attend and/or wish these workshops to be made available again please let us know by completing the form on our contact page. Preparing to Care with Confidence - March 2018

This was a 6-week workshop that The Carers Centre Leicestershire & Rutland delivered for us during February and March which covered topics such as 'finding your way', 'caring and coping', 'managing stress effectively', 'caring and communication', 'caring day-to-day' and 'caring and life'. During the last session, we took a short video clip to shows that, no matter how hard you try, you cannot do everything all the time and it is important to take time out for yourselves. 

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Social Activities

Rutland Rotaract

Family Support Centre

Phone: 07402-090603