Real Support from Real Carers.

You are not alone in your role as a carer of a learning disabled person.

As carers ourselves with family members who are learning disabled, we felt quite strongly that the needs of people who care for someone with a learning disability are not met – largely because they haven’t been identified.

The problems and difficulties we encounter on a daily basis in our roles as carers led to us starting a local support group and online community where people like us could come for help and advice.

Our volunteers manage every aspect of this site, dedicating many hours to its success.  We love to hear from you and will always do our best to answer any queries or questions you may have, or to respond to comments as quickly as possible.

We are based in Chesterfield, although the resources and support we offer is available to everyone.

To get the most out of the site, it’s best to register.

 

 

 

Offering support the way YOU want it…

 

 

Facebook Learning Disability Carers Community

The Open Page – Facebook

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This group has 5,700 + members

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Learning Disability Carers Community Closed Facebook Group

The Closed Group – Facebook

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This group has 3000 + members

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Learning Disability Carers Community

Website Members Directory

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Have article based discussions in the Community

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Heath checks for adults with learning disabilities

Preliminary results of our Annual Health Check Survey

READ THE RESULTS
Coeliac Disease in Learning Disabled people

Celiac Disease and the Learning Disabled Person

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Carers Act

Assessments, Eligibility and the new Care Act

TOP TIPS BY KATE WHITTAKER

 

Wills for carers

What will happen to your cared for person if you become unwell or die?

 

We’ve linked with Willing It Ltd, a specialist writer of Wills and Asset Protection Trusts for carers. They can help ensure that your cared for person will inherit the money they need without affecting their benefits, or having to leave the family home.

 

FIND OUT MORE

 

 

 

Who will care after I’m gone?

 

 

An insight into the pressures facing parents of people with learning disabilities.  Watch the video above and/or read the report by clicking the button below.

 

READ THE REPORT


Adult literacy levels & the ethics of easy read

 

READ THE ARTICLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Disability Carers Community

 

People with LD tell you what’s important to them

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET
autism

 

10 ‘Autism Interventions’

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ESA

 

Essential info for ESA claims, assessments & appeals

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Disability Benefits

 

Has produced a timetable of expected changes to the benefits, tax credits and social care system

 

 

 

READ THE CHANGES

 

Learning Disabled Child

UK law provides powerful rights to disabled people in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support service

but sometimes it can be hard to know how to get it enforced

 

A Problem-solving Toolkit produced by Cerebra in conjunction with Professor Luke Clements will help to unpick commonly occurring problems and suggests useful strategies for resolving them

 

 

 

The Disabled Child Legal Handbook