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 - 12pm, every 4th Friday of the month at our Bedford Office
January 25th 2019 - 10 Ways to tie a scarf with Anne.
February 22nd 2019 - Expert by experience with Kim Bell
March 22nd 2019 - Mark Harris and Fiona Walshe Bedford Borough Council
April 26th 2019 - Relaxation Therapy with Mel Reynolds and 5 ways to wellbeing with Gerry Place
May 24th 2019 - Bobby Scheme with Martin Darlow (Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust)
June 28th 2019 - Meet Evelyn Curtis, Carers in Bedfordshire board member with Learning Disability experience
July 26th 2019 - Picnic at Priory Marina (from 12pm - 2pm)
Apply online here to register with us.