8 June 2015

City’s ‘biggest ever’ event for adults with learning disabilities and autism

What’s thought to be the biggest showcase ever held in Brighton & Hove of services targeted specifically at people with learning disabilities and autism is happening at the Corn Exchange in Brighton on Wednesday 10 June from 11am to 7pm.

The event, organised by Brighton & Hove City Council’s adult social care team, aims to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for people who have a learning disability and / or autism and their families and carers to find out more about the wide range of services that are available to meet their needs.

Nearly 50 local groups and agencies including advocacy groups will be giving information on how to access important services such as accommodation, activities and day services, employment support or social clubs.

Council adult social care staff will be talking to people about how they can benefit from using their own Personal Budget and how to set one up.

A brochure giving further details of services will be available on the day. Entrance is free with no reservation required.

The council’s lead member for adult social care, Councillor Karen Barford, said: “We’ve held events like this before, but this is the biggest ever of its type as far as I’m aware.

“We value the attendance of all the groups participating very highly. I’m delighted that so many of them are getting involved and we hope the people who use our services will find this event very useful.”

The full list of stall-holders is as follows:

About Me Care

Albion in the community

Amaze

Assert

Autism Sussex

Blue Assist

Brighton and Hove City College

Care Co-ops

Care Link Plus

Care Management Group

Carers Centre

Carousel

Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Chailey Heritage Foundation

Community Learning Disability Team (BHCC)
LD Strategy

Day Options (BHCC)

Dimension

ESBH Crossroad

Extra Time

Fed

Food Partnership

Frances Taylor Foundation

Friends Centre

Grace Eyre

Healthwatch

Heart Ventures

Impetus

Independence Homes

Livability

Mencap

Outlook Foundation

Priory Group

Pyramid Educational Consultants

Rocket Artists

Scope

Southdown Housing Association

Speakout

Spiral Sussex

St Johns Centre and Café (Impact Initiaitve)

St Johns School and College (Inspirations)

Supported Employment (BHCC)

Sussex Deaf

Sussex Health Partnership NHS

Sussex Police/Community Safety Team

Trading Standards

Young Epilepsy

Youth Employability Service (BHCC)