Relationships with your partner, family and friends

You may find that looking after someone can put a strain on your relationships with the people who are important to you, whether that's a partner, family, friends or somebody else.  

There are organisations which can provide support and advice to help you manage your relationships.

  • Get in touch with your nearest carer service for local help and advice for carers.
  • OnePlusOne provides resources and services to help families and professionals tackle relationship issues early. It has a range of resources including information on getting help and support if you have a disabled child.
  • Relate provides relationship help for all sorts of people in all sorts of situations. It can support you whether you’re in a new relationship, in a long-term relationship, or not in a relationship at all. It can help you through major relationship crises to smaller issues that are perhaps making you unhappy.
  • Relate Cymru provides relationships counselling and sex therapy in Wales. It can work with you whether you’re on your own, in a couple or a family.
  • Relationships Scotland helps people with their relationships. It can help you to work through problems in current relationships, explore the effects of past relationships or look at how to improve and enrich relationships for the future. It can work with you whether you are in a couple or on your own.  
  • Tavistock Relationships supports couples, individuals and families with their relationships including relationship support for parents of children with disability. Its services include a course on Living Together with Dementia.