Community activities can sometimes feel inaccessible for many learning disability family carers and the relatives they support which can lead to feeling that their needs are not being met in a timely way.
As a result, some of these services can feel inaccessible and unsustainable option for some families.
Our response to COVID – 19
Firstly, we want to acknowledge that these are very difficult times for families. The pandemic has caused uncertainty and anxiety amongst many families and their loved ones. We want to acknowledge this and let you know that we are working with the wider network to support learning disability family carers and their loved ones.
In short, we will continue to support families through working with the network to address issues and concerns in relation to the current situation.
In addition to this we want to start having conversations about the services you receive and how we can work together to shape future. We want to put you at the heart of the design and development of services in the future.
What is our Goal?
Creative Carer Communities will work with learning disability family carers, their families and the wider co-production network to re-design community activities to meet real need in a timely way.
What does this look like?
So, what does this look like? An example of co-production of services to meet the needs of the family would be an example from Wales, where a group of parents of children with disabilities co-produced a community play co-operative to meet the needs of their loves ones.
After that and through continued co-production, the families were able to share their opinions and create community activity that is responsive to needs, improves well-being, improves relationships and is sustainable longer term.
Find out more about Cwtch Together in the short video below.
What impact will Creative Carer Communities have?
To sum up, the Creative Carer Communities project strand will work with learning disability family carers to:
- Secure rights and entitlements, including control over day-to-day life
- Improve physical, mental and emotional health
- Improve domestic, family and personal relationships
- Support individuals to make an active contribution to society
- Improve opportunities for education, training and recreation for carers
How will we do it?
So, how will we do it? The Creative Carer Communities strand will focus on improving community activity through –
Creative Carer Communities – LD Families will continue to lead developing innovative community solutions to support their well-being outcomes as part of the wider ongoing peer-led ‘What Matters’ conversations
How can I get involved?
|So, your interested, but how can you get involved? You will be able to by –
In other words, you can get involved as much or as little as you like. In order to get involved you will need to follow the link to the Caring Communities of Change Expression of Interest form below –
Have your say
So you a carer of a family member with a learning disability? Seeing that the decisions made may affect the services you receive, why not have your say?
You have your say.
At this time there are plenty of ways that you can do this –
- Firstly, fill out an Expression of Interest Form – to sign up to get involved
- Secondly, chat on our digital forum – sign in or register here
- Follow us and chat on our social media channels
- Alternatively, contact us directly via the details below
In conclusion, if you have any questions about the project and would like to talk to a member of the team, please email us or call us via the details below. Although we are a small team, we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone us: 07976 223992
Write to us – The All Wales Forum, 21 Cardiff Road, Taffs Well, Cardiff CF15 7RB