For brothers and sisters of disabled children.
Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. There are over half a million young siblings and at least 1.7 million adults siblings in the UK, who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.
Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations. They also want to have positive relationships with their disabled brothers and sisters and to be able to choose the role they play in future care and support.
Sibs aims to enhance the lives of siblings by providing them with information and support, and by influencing service provision throughout the UK.
It believes that siblings have a right:
- To be valued for who they are and what they do
- To be seen as individuals with specific needs
- To access reliable sources of advice and information, and support services
- To influence the services and policies that affect them
- To reach their full potential