Emma Young from Mencap’s Torbay Older Family Carers has arranged a series of meetings and drop-ins for unpaid adult carers in Torbay who care for an adult with a learning disability.
‘If you know of anyone who carers for someone with a learning disability,’ says Emma,‘please let them know and encourage them to come along, or to make contact with me. Mencap are keen to find out what carers would like and need from a service in Torbay. The upper age limit of carers is flexible – anyone who is over 60 who doesn’t identify themselves as an ‘older carer’ is welcome to come along.’
The sessions will be taking place in Torquay, Brixham and Paington.
To find out more, you can call Emma on 07852 546530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meantime, more from Mencap:
We’re campaigning to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital. Will you join us? Find out more at http://www.mencap.org.uk/treatmewell #TreatMeWell
Do you love and care for somebody with a learning disability? Visit FamilyHub – our brand new online community – and connect with other parents and family carers.http://www.mencap.org.uk/familyhub.
Bob Jope Healthwatch Torbay
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