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Support group network for adult siblings of people with a learning disability

The Family Carer Support Service are delighted  to start a new project this autumn for adult siblings of people with a lifelong learning disability and/or autism. They say....

Over the past year we have had an increase in requests from adult siblings for sibling groups. In response to this, Sibs will be developing a network of face-to-face adult sibling support groups across the UK. This project is supported by the MariaMarina Foundation.

Mutual support for you as a sibling

Carers issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 23rd November 2015

Attached are the issues taken to the Partnership Board at its annual review meeting on 23rd November 2015. For this presentation, we selected out the most significant issues raised during the last twelve months, highlighting on each slide when the issue had been raised before, and making proposals for solutions whenever possible. Cllr Viv Kendrick, the lead Member for Adult Services was present for this presentation.

Carers issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 28th September 2015

Attached are the issues raised at the Partnership Board on 28th September 2015.

APOLOGY

It is a few months since this website was updated. Many apologies for this. The updating process depends on one willing volunteer, who has been unable to do it for a little while, but is now back in the frame. So aplogies that there has been a gap in news and documents being added to the site. Things can now improve again !!

Carers issues taken to the Board on 6th July 2015

Attached are the issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on behalf of carers on 6th July 2015

Carers issues taken to the LD Partnership Board on 11th May 2015

The issues taken to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 11th May 2015 are attached.

Carers issues at the LD Partnership Board on 13th April 2015

The issues taken by carers to the Learning Disability Partnership Board on 13th April 2015 are attached.

No voice unheard, no right ignored

The Government has produced a consultation paper with a variety of proposals to improve the lives of people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism. This comes in the light of all the reports arising from the Winterbourne View scandal. Family carers are invited to send in their comments by 29th May 2015.

Carers facing cuts - will the Care Act make any difference? - Prof Luke Clements event

In place of handouts at the event, the following web-links are offered as a means of returning to the content of Luke's talk.

Learning Disability Alliance quality check on current Government performance

The Learning Disability Alliance is asking people with learning disabilities, their families and their allies to say what they think about the current UK Government.

Between 14th January and 11th February they are asking people to mark the Government on its performance:

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