At the double: Supporting families with two or more severely disabled children

Rosemary Tozer

Around 15,000 severely disabled children in the UK grow up with at least one brother or sister who is also disabled.

This study is based on the findings of a qualitative study of 24 such families. The researchers explored the family life of these children, their parents and siblings, and identified their particular difficulties, needs and strategies for managing day-to-day.

They suggest ways in which services can become more responsive to the particular needs of these families, and each chapter includes 'practice points' for professionals.