University of Liverpool want to hear from carers who are supporting people with learning disabilities who have dementia. If you are interested in participating in this research, please read on below.Continue reading “University of Liverpool – Dementia in learning disabilities research”
Are you a family carer of an adult with learning disabilities or of an autistic adult who is or has been an inpatient in a mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospital?Continue reading “The Challenging Behaviour Foundation – NHS Advocacy Questionnaire”
South Gloucestershire Community Learning are running free courses for adults with learning or social disabilities.Continue reading “South Gloucestershire Community Learning – Free Five Week Course”
Do you care for someone with learning disabilities living in South Gloucestershire?Continue reading “Personalisation and Learning Disabilities Provision Discussion”
The Hive Avon has created a new support network for parents/carers of people with a learning disability and/or autism. The support network is due to start in July this year and they are looking for parents and carers to join this free group.Continue reading “Support network for parents/carers of people with a LD and/or autism”
New Bristol City Council programme to help people with learning difficulties or disabilities find secure paid employment.Continue reading “WE WORK for Everyone has launched”
Bild has a new helpline to support carers and families of people with learning disabilities, mental health issues or autism with the challenges of living with COVID-19. Continue reading “New helpline for LD, mental health and autism carers”
#Right2Home and British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) are developing an online tool to guide people facing COVID-19 restrictions to visiting loved ones who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities.
North Bristol Trust update – Supporting people with hidden disabilities
To better meet the needs of people in the hospital with hidden disabilities, North Bristol Trust will soon be launching the Sunflower scheme. Continue reading “Disability news – hidden disability sunflower and ebook for adult siblings”
Sirona Learning Disability Liaison Nurses are working in partnership with North Bristol Trust staff to promote that each ward and department has a Learning Disability Champion.
There will be a lunch discussion group for Bristol carers of an adult with a learning disability at Carers Support Centre on Tuesday 18th June, 10.30am–12.30pm, with sandwich lunch provided.
We have 2 specialist workers who support carers of adults with learning disabilities (LD) across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. In the past this work was funded by statutory services, however since April 2018 we have had to find this funding ourselves from alternative sources. This costs us £45,000 per year; and we are extremely grateful to the charitable trusts who have supported us so far. In the last year, funds from John James Bristol Foundation and James Tudor Foundation have helped us towards the costs of delivering this vital specialist support. We will continue trying to raise funds to keep this valuable service going.
The Government has unveiled its proposals for all health and care staff in England to get autism training.
Do you live in Bristol and care for someone with a learning disability? The next Learning Disabilities Lunch and Discussion Group will be taking place on Tuesday 6th February, 10.30am-12.30pm, at Carers Support Centre in Fishponds.