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Carers' Services

Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm at the Mencap Centre in Portswood.  

These meetings have been designed for anyone caring for a child, young person or adult with a learning disability as we believe this is unique to other caring roles as it is generally lasting from cradle to grave.

Meetings are held between 4-6 times annually with each having a spotlight on a theme based on the suggestions of family carers. We will arrange for relevant speaker(s) to come along and hear directly on how a particular issue is impacting on the carer, the person they care for or their extended family. Speakers provide an update on the topic for the first half of the meeting concluding with a question and answer session.  

There are also updates from us on relevant issues, including feedback from the LD Carers Co-Production Group meetings. The second half of the meeting however has a focus on allowing time for lunch and socialising with others in similar circumstances.

The complimentary lunch includes delicious home baked goodies made by our Makers & Bakers Group for attendees to enjoy.

Keep an eye on our notice board/calendar for dates of meetings and the topic for the next one to be held. For catering purposes do let us know if you are planning to attend either by emailing or by ringing the office on 023 8058488.

Learning Disability Carers Network Meetings


Other Forms Of Support

Other Support

We are able to respond on a range of LD matters by sourcing information, gathering resources and making sure we update carers regularly.

We produce a quarterly LD Newsletter packed full of helpful information.

We support individual carers on a range of issues, either by offering i0nformation and guidance which empowers them or where this is not possible we advocate on their behalf.

We campaign on behalf of carers and those they care for by making sure that their views on a particular issue which impacts on many, is highlighted through our attendance at various planning meeting and forums.

 Our social media platforms and website provides timely information onrelevant issues, news and events, rights and entitlements.

Our newsletters, website and Facebook provide useful, timely information
to carers on relevant issues, news and events, rights and entitlements.

Personal support:

We aim to give advice and support when people make contact with the office on 02380 584088. The office is staffed Monday to Friday 9-5. Carers can talk to one of the experienced team who will either work to resolve your query or signpost you to the most appropriate service.

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