Members attend and report back from a number of planning and commissioning meetings with County Council and NHS officers, focussing on important issues like Healthcare, Direct Payments, Supported Housing and Day Services.
The Hertfordshire Learning Disability Carers Forum meets every two months at a central locality and all carers of adults with learning disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
The Forum feeds directly in to the Hertfordshire Learning Disability Partnership Board (the body which oversees all the provision of services in the county) and the aim is to provide family carers with the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the planning of the Community and Health Care Services for those with a learning disability in Hertfordshire.
It is not primarily a support group providing emotional care but rather a means for carers to discuss how they can influence planning and development of Learning Disability services within Hertfordshire.
The Forum provides information and an opportunity to meet other carers and also to hear speakers on issues relevant to Learning Disability.