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Caring for an Adult with a Learning Disability

Do you care for an adult with a learning disability?

Caring for a family member with a learning disability is usually a lifelong experience.  You may live with the person you care for, or they may live somewhere else.

The Adult Learning Disability Duty Team can support you, as well as the person you care for.

If you provide, or intend to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis, and the person that you care for is eligible for services, you are entitled to an assessment of your needs as a carer.  You are entitled to an assessment in your own right, even if the person you care for declines services.

A Carers’ Assessment provides you with the opportunity to describe the impact caring has on your own emotional, physical and social well-being, and your educational, employment and social aspirations.  It is a way of working out what help you may need.

If the person you care for is not eligible for a service, we will direct you to organisations and services that can help you. 

For further information, please contact the Duty Team.

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