Developing carers services for carers of people with learning disabilities

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG commissions (buys) local healthcare services on behalf of people in Sandwell and West Birmingham areas, including GP services, hospital services, community healthcare, urgent care and many more.

We recognise that the needs of carers may vary; not only based on individual differences from carer to carer, but also on the potential differences between the people they care for. Consequently, we are thinking of expanding the scope of our specialist carers support service in Sandwell, by further developing the service to include specialised support for people who are caring for an individual with a diagnosed learning disability and/ or a diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g. Autism, ADHD etc.)

Our West Birmingham population already have access to an equivalent service and we want to make sure that we provide equitable support across our whole area.

We would welcome the views of carers of individuals with a learning disability/ neurodevelopmental disorder, (and their representatives) on the development of this service. If this applies to you, we would be delighted if you were able to join us at our dedicated event on:

Date: Thursday 17 January 2019
Time: 1.00 p.m. (registration), 1.30pm – 3.00pm (meeting)
Venue: Yemeni Community Association, Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich, B70 9SJ

Upcoming opportunities for the public, patients and other stakeholders to get involved in our consultations and engagement work will be advertised here shortly.