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Support for carers of people with learning disabilities

Supporting Families and Carers

Within our Specialist Learning Disability services we understand the value of working closely with families and carers so that everyone is fully involved with decisions that are made. You have a vital role in helping us to help them and we will involve you as a partner in how we plan and deliver care.

Our friendly and informal group of family members meet every six weeks in our Maplewood building on our Whalley site to discuss topics that affect them and their families. You are warmly invited to come along and listen, join in, ask questions or suggest topics for future discussion.

See our come to an event page for information about meeting dates.

We also offer training courses. 

Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties

Club 25 is registered as Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties, which is a registered charity providing social, leisure and recreational facilities for young adults with slight to moderate learning difficulties. This can operate as a respite group for the carer as members meet socially once a week for a disco (operated by them), a drink and a game of pool, which gives the carer an opportunity to receive a short break.  Leisure facilities include day trips, barbecues and weekend breaks. A drop-in session held on Mondays between 11 am and 3 pm.

 

Address: Wicks Green, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1PP

Tel: 01704 870 399

Email: anant1937@talktalk.net

 

Alderwood Parents and Carers Group 

A support group for parents or carers of people who attend the Alderwood Resource Centre in Garston.

 

Address: Alderwood Resource Centre, Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Road,

Garston Liverpool L19 4XR

Tel: 0151 494 2174

 

Aspergers Carers Group

 

The group is a self-help and peer support group.  It meets on the first Monday of every month 1-4pm.

Address: Rathbone Hospital Library, William House, Mill Lane (off Edge Lane), L13 4AW

contact: John or Alicia Whelan 07887  369550 - or just come along

 

Making It Happen group

Liverpool’s Making it Happen partnership website covers five areas: Carers, mental health, veterans, learning disabilities and physical and sensory impairment and older people. Organisations can upload their information so there’s plenty to look at.

www.mihliverpool.co.uk

 

Making Space

 

Making Space provides local support for carers of people with mental health problems, dementia and learning disabilities to discuss their caring role, socialise, share experiences and support each another. In Southport the Phil Furnival support group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

in the Garden Room at the Hesketh Centre, Albert Road, Southport. The Sefton Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month 2pm to 4pm at Litherland Town Hall, Sefton Road, Litherland.

 

Website: Making Space Groups

 

 

New Directions

 

New Directions provides respite care and support for people caring for someone with learning disabilities or dementia.

 

Address: 89 Aintree Lane, Aintree, Merseyside, L10 2JJ

Tel: 0151 526 0090

Website: http://www.ndirections.co.uk/

 

 

Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties

 

Club 25 in Formby provides social, leisure and recreational facilities for young adults with slight to moderate learning difficulties. Members meet socially once a week, giving the carer an opportunity to receive a short break.  Leisure facilities include day trips, barbecues and weekend breaks.

 

Address: Wicks Green, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1PP

Tel: 01704 870 399

Email: anant1937@talktalk.net