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Request for volunteers to take part in research project on thinking abilities of people with Downs Syndrome

A national project based in London is seeking people with Downs Syndrome over the age of 18 to help their research.

Supported Living setting in Mirfield established by carers

At the end of last year (2013) a new supported living setting was established in Mirfield by a group of carers.

In the current climate, it is not easy as a carer to find much to smile about. The support for those we care for is under constant threat, and if they don't get what they need, it falls back on us to make up the difference once again. It becomes hard to stay up-beat, and to avoid sinking into anger and a feeling of helplessness …

Carers issues taken to the last Learning Disability Partnership Board

The attached issues were presented at the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 25th November 2013:

Autism event

A special event to publicise what is available for people with Autism is being held on 29th October 2013 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm at Hudderfield Town Hall. Poster attached.

Launch of Carers Count

A new organisation specifically to support all carers in Kirklees is holding two launch days, one in Dewsbury (Saturday 28th September 2013 10.00am - 3.00pm) and the other in Huddersfield (Saturday 5th October 2013 10.00am - 3.00pm). The posters inviting you to attend are attached.

Carers issues taken to the last Learning Disability Partnership Board

The attached issues were presented at the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 22nd July 2013:

 

 

Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reforms

The Government has agreed to consider for debate a cumulative impact assessment of cuts and changes that affect people with disabilities and their family carers if the number of signatories reaches over 100,000 – around 44,000 more signatures are needed before the petition closes on 12th December this year.  

Family Carers News Digest

Twice a year, the Home Farm Trust publishes a Family Carers News Digest, which is packed full of information about national and regional developments and debates, and contains a wealth of information about resources available to carers etc. The Summer edition is out and is available free to family carers by emailing a request to: [email protected] , but can be viewed on their website www.hft.org.uk under `Family Carers`.

Work capability assessment consultation

The Department of Work and Pensions have issued a consultation paper on the work capability assessment and how well it is working, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fourth-independent-review-of-the-work-capability-assessment-wca

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