Survey seeks opinions of carer dads

Father Neil Barnes with his daughter Lucy.

Fathers who look after children with disabilities or SEN are being asked to complete a survey on how they care for their offspring.

The survey, which is being conducted by a partnership between the charities Netbuddy and Scope, aims to look specifically at the role of fathers in caring for their offspring and the support they receive as care-givers.

While previous research into caring in the home has tended to focus on the role of women, organisers hope that this project will reveal what fathers think about caring and the challenges they face.

“When it comes to caring, the male role can often be overlooked,” says Deborah Gundle, founder of Netbuddy. “We are calling on dads to speak out about how they care for their loved ones in order to ensure they are getting the support they need”.

Fathers wishing to take the two-minute survey, should go to:

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