Here we’ll provide the latest updates with what’s going on in our 8 areas such as events, things to get involved in and meetings.

Huntspill Summer Fayre

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FREE training on The Care Act, available to all our families and relatives

We recently hosted a Planning Live session with Family Consultants from the Dimensions Group and some of our families and relatives in the Taunton area. The conversations revealed that some people aren’t entirely aware of their rights and entitlements as a parent or carer. We were genuinely concerned by the lack of information that families in Somerset appear to have been offered about; entitlements, benefits and the opportunities they can access, on behalf of the people they support.

To start to tackle this, we have arranged two FREE training sessions on The Care Act 2014, open to all our families, relatives and carers to help ensure you understand exactly what’s available to you and the person you are supporting, to help you access the best possible support.

We are running these sessions in partnership with HFT’s Family Carer Support Service, a National charity providing advice and support for people with learning disabilities. We will be holding 2 sessions, one in Somerton and one in Bridgwater.

As many people as possible are welcome to attend – there is no limit on numbers.

Details are as follows and to book a place, please contact Jerrica Bird on 07766 497 188 or jerrica.bird@dimensions-uk.org

  • Tuesday 14th August, 10am – 2pm, Canalside, BRIDGWATER
  • Wednesday 15th August, 10am – 2pm, Edgar Hall, SOMERTON

 

Adult siblings – Update from Sibs

New adult sibling support groups

New support groups for adult siblings of someone with a life-long learning disability and/or autism are being set up in Bristol, London, Nottingham and Birmingham.
Register to attend a support group here