|The process of transition is an area of concern for many learning disability family carers and the relatives they support, leading to many learning disability family carers describe this period as one of the most stressful for the whole family.
As a result, this can lead to families felling like decisions are made without their voice being heard and a feeling like they are not in control.
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?
|All Moves Matter will generate creative opportunities, enabling families to have greater control of transition planning. In other words, the choices available to them by accessing alternative models and purchase options give families a voice and control over the process.
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 family work with the local authority to identify positive outcomes for the family, in which the use Direct Payments flexibility.
After that, this enabled the family to rent private accommodation near the family home, giving flexibility, freedom, support and control over the transition process, leading to improved well-being for all.
What impact will All Moves Matter have?
|To sum up, the All Moves Matter project strand will work with learning disability family carers to:
How will we do it?
|So, how will we do it? In other words, The All Moves Matter strand will focus on three schemes to support transitions options –
Home from Home – LD families facing transition have Shared Lives placement as a meaningful and accessible life option choice for their future
Direct Independence – LD Families in Wales facing transition have more meaningful choice and control over Independent Living options, retaining independence for the future
Referral Pathway Model – LD Families facing transition are actively enabled to remain in or find a way back to employment and/or life-long learning.
How can I get involved?
So, your interested, but how can you get involved? You will be able to by –
Talking to us – Digital and face to face conversations
Working with us – Engagement working groups
Innovating with us – Pilot projects
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
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. 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