Members attend and report back from a number of planning and commissioning meetings with County Council and NHS officers, focusing 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 location 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.
Keeping you updated
We also have our Involving People Newsletter that has stories about developments and activities that may be of interest to you. For the latest copy for August 2017 please click the link pdf Learning Disability Carers Newsletter August 2017 (783 KB) .
News and Events
Hertfordshire County Council is helping Hertfordshire residents with a learning or physical disability find a job or volunteering post by providing employment and volunteering information events.
At the Connected2Work events visitors can learn about how to apply for roles, where to get extra help if you have a disability or autism as well as advice regarding benefits and money.
Events will take place in Hertfordshire libraries and other venues this month and in June. You can find out about them by calling 0300 123 4049 or visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/connected2work