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Electoral voting by people with a learning disability - outcome of a complaint

Two local carers raised a complaint about a perceived reluctance by local Electoral Services to support their son's wish to vote. The exchanges that resulted from this made clear some of the key principles that apply to this issue, and they have suggested that these be made more widely known. They found the Manager of Kirklees Electoral Services to be very helpful in clarfying the issues.

Carers issues taken to the Partnership Board on 22nd January 2018

On this occasion, we took only one issue, because it seemed to be a very significant one, and in need of wide discussion. See attached.

Carers issues taken to the Partnership Board 20th November 2017

The Board meeting on 20th November 2017 was an annual review of the Board's operation and effectiveness. Carers drew up an account of all the issues they had brought to the Board since 2013, with an assessment of the extent to which each had been resolved. They also presented a list of priority issues for the Board to consider for 2018

Carers issues taken to the Partnership Board on 25th September 2017

Attached are the issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 25th September 2017

Carers issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 3rd July 2017

Attached are the issues that were taken to the LD Partnership Bard on behalf of carers on 3rd July 2017

Personal Independence Payments application form - tips for family carers

The Family Carer Support Service has produced this list of tips for family carers who are filling in the application form for Personal Independence Payments

Carers issues taken to the LD Partnership Board on 8th May 2017

Attached are the issues taken to the Partnership Board at it's meeting on 8th May 2017

Free event for carers on what to consider when writing a will

This event will take place on Tuesday 25th April 2017 from 7.00pm - 8.30pm at Northorpe Barn. Mirfield. The title is 'As a parent of somebody with a learning disability, what must I consider when writing my own will ?' It will also touch on 'Can a person with a learning disability write a will ?' The attached flyer gives details about how to reserve a place.

Healthwatch survey- services for South Asian adults with a learning disability

Healthwatch Kirklees, on behalf of Kirklees Council, are engaging community organisations and members in order to improve uptake of learning disability services. In particular, we want to understand:- - how people’s social care needs are being met, and if there are any gaps - what community-based activity or support would be welcomed - what information about these services is effective, and best reaches South Asian families and community members We have launched a short anonymous survey, which is mainly targeted at family and community members. It aims to gain community-based insight into these questions

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