If you care for a person with a learning disability, whether it's your son or daughter, brother or sister, parent, partner or other relative or friend, you are not alone
Learning Disability carers group
Family carers of people with learning disabilities are often unique amongst carers in that they will experience a lifetime of caring, as a son, daughter or sibling with learning disabilities, who may have been expected to have a short lifespan thirty or forty years ago, may now be living a longer and more fulfilling life.
The World Health Organisation defines learning disabilities as a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind. This means that somebody with a learning disability will have difficulties understanding, learning and remembering, and these difficulties will have an effect on their ability to interact socially, to communicate with others, to learn new things, and sometimes to undertake physical tasks.
Negotiating the health, education and social care systems through infancy, childhood and adulthood is a daunting task and at each stage can bring increased challenges and unwelcome changes for both Carer and the person being cared for.
Come along to the Learning Disabilities carers group for advice and support, with others who know what you are going through.
From 10am to 12pm, every 4th Friday of the month at our Bedford Office
July 26th - Picnic at Priory Marina (from 12pm - 2pm)
August 23rd - Mark Harris, Chief Officer for Adults Services & Principla Social Worker - Bedford Borough Council
September 27th - Falls Awareness - Nadia Kopec, Physiotherapist
Apply online here to register with us.