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Family Link Carers - NCT

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The Northamptonshire Children's Trust's (NCT) Family Link service provides short breaks for disabled children in a safe environment. Breaks can last from a few hours at a time, to a few days a month (depending on the child’s needs). They give the child a valuable chance to spend with others, and their family a break from the everyday responsibilities of caring for their child.

Family Link carers are trained volunteers who open their home to disabled children. They are highly-trained, supported by NCT, and supervised by a dedicated Family Link social worker. 

NCT work closely with their Family Link carers to ensure they're carefully matched with a family who needs their support. Family Link care happens in an environment where the child’s family can be confident the child is happy and feels secure.

Referrals to the Family Link service are made by the Disabled Children's Team (DCT).

  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 18 years
Referral route
Professional Referral
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support


c/o The Northamptonshire Children's Trust, One Angel Square, Angel Street
United Kingdom


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Last updated 19 March 2024