Report on services and support for people with a learning disability
Have lunch on us!
During Carers Week (11th-15th June) and Learning Disability Week (16th-23rd June) there are lots of opportunities to meet other carers and gain information on latest developments. The Parents federation are also holding a series of coffee mornings, breakfast meetings and lunches- all free for carers!
Universal Credit - roll-out starts on 28th February!!
Universal Credit is a new payment for working-age people whether they are in or out of work. It combines some of the benefits and tax credits that a person may be getting. It will not affect people of pension age.
Universal Credit Full Service will be rolled out in Cardiff from 28 February 2018.
Free training on getting the most from your ipad
Do you have an iPad and want to learn how to make the most of it?
Join Family Fund for a free training workshop for families raising seriously ill or disabled children, and find out more about how your iPad works (or at least keep up with your children!)
Additional Learning Needs Billl is now Law!
Reduced costs sessions for Summer
Catch up with carers' news !
First Aid training for free
The Vale of Glamorgan Council are running a first aid course for informal carers. Knowing some simple first aid skills could be vital and a free, first aid awareness course will be running in the Civic Offices between 10am-12pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
Support for siblings of disabled people
Family members, brothers and sisters are often called upon to support a disabled sibling yet they frequently make sacrifices to ensure their loved one is cared for.
BE SEEN, an event for and about sibling carers in Wales. Join us in celebrating this wonderful group of people at 12pm, Wed 4th July. Free food and drink! To book call All Wales Forum on 02920811120
New dates for our free carers gatherings - now weekly!!
Our Carers Gatherings offer a relaxed informal setting where carers can meet others who share the same responsibilities and challenges, let their hair down and share experiences. The gatherings are free for carers and refreshments or lunches are provided.
Due to popular demand we are now meeting weekly in both counties!
Latest on play and other provision from your FIS team
Easy to understand information guides recently released
Carers UK have released two information guides for carers in Wales - well worth a look!
Put some Spice into your Life!
The Spice scheme offers you a way to get something back for the time that you freely give. Hours committed can be banked and then exchanged for other services, items or access to a variety of events or activities.
Caudwell Children - a charity that offers hope!
This legislation will change the way support is offered - find out more at a free event
The Equality and Human Rights Commission seek the views of disabled people and carers on housing for disabled people. Please follow the link and spend some time sharing your views- what you think matters!