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Robert Hill (Lambeth Mencap), Juliet Amoah (Team Manager LD Team, Lambeth), Jet Hull (Head of Day Services, Lambeth) and Jake Meyer (Certitude) have been meeting regularly over the past 3 months to discuss carers’ issues and how carers may best be supported.

One of the ideas that came forward was to hold a series of workshops for carers on what they thought were the most important issues to them.

It was strongly felt by Robert, Juliet, Jet and Jake that Carers should be involved in the planning, content and style of these workshops and to decide what the priority issues are. 

A meeting was held with a number of carers on 27th June, where it was agreed that Future Planning would be the priority workshop.

After some discussion, it was agreed the Future Planning workshop would be broken down into three areas, each requiring a single session. The three sessions will be;

1. Mental Capacity Act 2. Finance / Benefits / Wills & Trusts 3. Quality & Monitoring and planning with Local Authority     departments  (e.g. Social Services / Housing / benefits)

It was agreed that the first session will be held on TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2013, 11:00am – 1:00pm at Landmark, 47 Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2TN The workshops will be open to all Carers of an Adult with a Learning Disability who live in Lambeth. To book a place, or for further details, contact Robert Hill: 020 8655 7707 email:rhill@lambethmencap.og.uk Mencap launches guides to improve services for people with PMLD Raising Our Sights:  How-To Guides and Films

Mencap and the PMLD Network have today launched a series of how-to guides and films to help local areas better meet the needs of those with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

Funded by the Department of Health, the guides are aimed at commissioners, families and those responsible for supporting or developing services for people with PMLD.

There are eleven guides in the series. One is specifically designed for commissioners and offers practical help and advice on how best to provide services at a local level.

The other ten guides cover key issues relevant to people with PMLD and their families, including communication, support for families, advocacy, and personalisation. They give examples of best practice, and have sections to help families and others challenge and campaign where they are not getting the right support. 

Six short films accompany the guides, providing insights into the lives of people with PMLD and illustrating the importance of making the changes outlined by the guides.

Lambeth Mencap feature in one of the films – “What People Do In The Day”

For more information and to download or view the guides and films, please visit the Mencap Website: www.Mencap.org.uk  or contact Robert Hill at Lambeth Mencap, email: rhill@lambethmencap.org.uk  or telephone 020 8655 7707

       
       
 

 

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