Care for the Carers is currently in touch with 395 carers of a loved one who has a Learning Disability, and 101 carers of someone with Autism and/or Asperger’s. All identify themselves as Parent Carers, and 88% are caring for an adult.
We run Learning Disability Carers Groups to support those parent carers of an adult. However our groups are underused, with only a minority of parent carers attending. We are keen to make the support on offer relevant and useful, so have we have asked for feedback on how we can make them better.
Based on your ideas, a new type of event will be held in September. Parent carers will have the chance to access information on focused themes, as well as the moral support of meeting with peers, and discussion of strategic issues.
Learning Disability Carers’ Information Event
Thursday 24th September
10am-2pm (lunch included)
Chalk Farm Hotel,
This event will focus on:
- Education & Training
Whether it’s for pleasure or to achieve specific goals, learning can empower you to make positive changes – find out what’s on offer.
- Career & Employment
Thinking about returning to work? Find out about flexible working, and your rights as an employee and a carer.
- Shaping the future
Parent Carers are experts on the needs of their sons and daughters, and your views should shape the development of the services that affect their, and your, lives.
Please contact Care for the Carers to book your place by phone on 01323 738390 or email email@example.com.
If you can’t be there, but want to get information, or comment on, any of these topics, please do let us know. We’ll send you a pack and feed your views into the debate on the day.