learning disability support group london Dec 3, 2014 21:50:18 GMT
Post by ham on Dec 3, 2014 21:50:18 GMT
I am writing to all who have expressed an interest in knowing more about our group
We are a group of parents and siblings, some who have only recently met. We all live in Lambeth and have family members with a learning difficulty who do not all live in London.
We were introduced to a group in North London called 'KLASP'
(more info about KLASP can be found online here:http://www.kithandkids.org.uk/what-we-do/family-support/klasp OR below *)
In order to have sufficient numbers to continue to grow and be able to offer similar support and advocacy here in South London as KLASP is doing in North London, we need more members.
KLASP members have offered to give some of their time, considerable experience and financial support to our new group but we need to grow large enough to eventually be self managing.
Our existing members in addition to having a family member with learning difficulties, also have a wide range of relevant knowledge, experience and skills. We also have the passion, energy and determination to see this through so that our family members and others with learning difficulties can all benefit within our lifetimes and beyond. New members seeking to join us would ideally also be prepared to give some time, and be similarly motivated.
If you wish to find out more and/or wish to attend our next meeting (or any future meetings), please make contact by email, text or phone call and we will let you have the address and date of our next meeting.
KLASP One of the biggest concerns facing families with a child who has a learning disability or autism, is the ongoing worry of what is going to happen if their parents become incapacitated due to health reasons, or if they pass away. Who will carry on looking after the interests of their son or daughter?
With all the changes currently affecting adult social care and regular alarming news items about serious shortcomings in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, concerns have become greater and the need to find solutions more acute. KLASP seeks to provide a workable, long term solution to these issues.
KLASP (Kith & Kids Life-time Advocacy Support Project) provides active support for older families with adult sons or daughters who have profound learning disabilities, autism, and/or physical disabilities. When parents age and become incapacitated or pass away, KLASP delivers an essential visiting service for their adult disabled children, providing them with social interaction, the monitoring of their well-being, and providing vital advocacy support where needed.
The project is delivered by experienced staff, case workers known as KLASP Advocates, and is managed by a committee made up of parents/siblings of service users who have a disability.