Many of our staff and volunteers have first-hand experience of caring for someone with a learning disability and/or autism. We understand the importance of being surrounded by others who can empathise, support and provide respite from your caring responsibilities.
Respite activities for carers include; theatre and shopping trips, pamper events, carers coffee mornings and lunches with peer support and emotional and practical support from our Family Liaison Team.
Organised information events aimed at carers cover topical issues such as Wills & Trusts, Benefits and Approaching Adulthood. We always support Carers’ Week and work in partnership with other Carer organisations to ensure the best support for our members.
Family Liaison Support
Our Family Liaison Team (are at the core of our work) and can help carers and families with both emotional and practical support via phone, email or at a one to one meeting.
Practical support we can offer includes form filling, benefits, support in meetings or with assessments, information on subjects such as transition, schools and colleges, EHCPs, mental capacity, power of attorney, deputyship, wills and trusts, housing, supported living, activities and clubs, employment, carers’ rights and much more.