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Learning Disabilities

Through our programs and services, we aim to empower Carers with valuable information, training, and emotional support, enabling you to enhance the quality of care and life for your loved one with a Learning Disability. Additionally, we foster a sense of community among Carers, providing opportunities for networking, sharing experiences, and gaining insights from others who can relate to your experiences.

Important Links

Click on any of the below links to visit the specific site with information on a range of subjects to support you when caring for someone with a learning disability

PIP Factsheet

For guidance when completing PIP application forms see attachment from Scope.

Mencap

For local services and support for people with learning disabilities and their families Mid Sussex Worthing

Turn2Us

For information and how to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services

Access to Healthcare

For information about the Learning Disability Health Facilitation Team, Hospital Passport and other health related information

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Why Register with Us?

By registering as a Carer, you gain access to diverse free support including tailored guidance, networking with fellow carers, workshops, and local information.

Support and Advice

Discover a diverse array of groups and events tailored exclusively for Caregivers of individuals struggling with learning disabilities. Join us to connect with a supportive community. Additionally, we provide a wealth of valuable resources and useful links to assist you on your care-giving journey.

Carers Groups and Events

Join our friendly group for family and friend carers of adults with learning disabilities, for support, information and to chat to others and share experiences.

Group- Carers of people with a learning disability
Group- Carers of people with a learning disability

05 March 2024 10:30 - 12:00

Group for informal or unpaid family, parents or friend carers of an adult with a learning disability in West Sussex

Jubilee LD/Autism Peer-led Carer Group
Jubilee LD/Autism Peer-led Carer Group

06 March 2024 12:00 - 13:30

Carer group of peers and occasional speakers

Specific links to websites providing information and advice for Learning Disabilities

Use The quick links below to be taken to your section of interest

West Sussex Organisations:

Aldingbourne: Click here to visit website

Trust Offer support services, including employment support to autistic people as well as people with learning disabilities.

Carers Health Team: Click here to visit website 

Offer advice, information and support for carers to help improve and manage their own wellbeing.

Connect to Support: Click here to visit website

Links to other local services who can also offer support.

Impact Initiatives: Click here to visit website

For advocacy and employment support.

Sussex Health and Care: Click here to visit website

Is made up of health and care organisations across Sussex. Their website has a lot of information about health care and health checks available in Sussex with easy read resources and videos.

Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB): Click here to visit website

Made up of people with learning disabilities, carers and people from health and community services in West Sussex. The LDPB meet together to talk about important issues for people with learning disabilities and their family and friend carers, such as advocacy services, direct payments, work opportunities and social care services.

National Organisations:

CarersUK: Click here to visit website

Mencap: Click here to visit website

Want to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. They team up with our network of over 400 local groups to reach people across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Scope: Click here to visit website

For advice, support, telephone helpline and online community.

HFT: Click here to visit website

Family Carer Support Service (FCSS) is a free information and support service for family carers with an autistic relative or a relative with a learning disability.

Challenging Behaviours:

Access to Healthcare: Click here to visit website

For information about healthcare services for people with LD/Challenging needs.

BILD: Click here to visit website

Uses its skills, knowledge and experience to turn policy into practice, solve problems and improve support for people with disabilities.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF): Click here to visit website

Provides practical information and support for families about understanding and supporting children and adults whose behaviour challenges.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): Click here to visit website

Guideline page on challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.

Well-being:

Positive Approaches to Support: Click here to visit website

A website for families who care for children, young people or adults with a learning disability or developmental difficulty (including those who are autistic). There is information for supporting your own wellbeing and supporting choice, independence and communication for your relative, and how to support your relative if they display behaviours that challenge.

Money & Benefits:

Carers Support Benefits Advice Service: Click here to visit our page

We have worked with West Sussex County Council to develop the carer benefits service

Citizens Advice West Sussex: Click here to visit website

For independent and confidential advice on housing, benefits, debt and money , employment any you legal rights.

Planning for the Future Guide: Click here to visit website

Renaissance Legal have launched a free guide for families designed to help parents and carers understand the issues they may face in the future, and what can be put in place to protect a disabled or vulnerable child.

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Benefits advice and support for people with learning disability.

PIP easy-read guides: Click here to visit website

These easy read guides explain how you can get help from Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and how to claim it.

Understanding PIP, British Sign Language videos: Click here to watch videos

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