Parents and Carers

We believe in providing person centred support to people with learning disabiliites and their families and we have some services which are made to help families in particular. We have support workers available to help with issues around diagnosis of Autism and learning about an autistic child through one to one work and workshops, a rights and advice worker who has many years of experience working with people with learning disabilities and can offer one to one advice around many issues for example housing, benefits or educaiton. We have also put together a few useful links which might help families.

Resources

The Independence Studio has made some information films tackling issues like hate crime and sexual exploitation.

Cumbria Autism Family Support Project

The Cumbria Autism Family Support Project provide advice and support to families with Autistic children aged up to 18 throughout the county.

Helpful links

One of the ways we help families with to provide information and useful contact numbers or websites.

Rights and advice

A joint project between Carlisle and Eden Mencap to provide advice and information about everyday matters.

Upcoming Events

February Half-Term fun!

Date: 18th February Location: Kendal and Carlisle

JOIN in the fun next month with our February Half-Term Playscheme activities! Click on the headline to find out more!

Conferences for parents/carers

Date: 17th January Location: Carlisle, Whitehaven, Kendal, Barrow

Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme is hosting four FREE mini-conferences in January for parents/carers. Click on headline to find out more.

Activity Breaks funded by BBC Children In Need

Date: 17th January Location: Cumbria & Scottish Borders

WE'VE got some great Activity Breaks lined up for 2020 - fully funded by BBC Children In Need! Click on headline for more details.