Low income families experiencing relationship difficulties due to the pressures of having a child with special needs are being offered free counselling.
A grant of £5,000 was given to the North and South West Sussex (NSWS) branch of relationship charity Relate by the Kelly Family Charitable Trust.
And now people are being asked to come forward to make use of the service.
Relate volunteer Susan Millership said the team was “delighted” to have received the grant.
She added: “Relate have been working closely with Manor Green College in Crawley, a school for children with special learning needs as the headmaster, Grahame Robson, identified an unmet need for support for parents and siblings of children in the college.
“As a result Relate and Manor Green College have set up a scheme that provides subsidised counselling for families of children at the school.
“The Kelly Trust monies will allow Relate to extend this scheme to the wider community.”
Relate NSWS has also launched a Skype counselling service thanks to grants from East and West Crawley County Local Committees.
Relate NSWS is based in The Orchard, Gleneagles Road, Southgate.
To apply for the counselling scheme, contact Relate on 01293 657055.