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
Brighton and Hove City College
Care Link Plus
Care Management Group
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Community Learning Disability Team (BHCC)
Day Options (BHCC)
Frances Taylor Foundation
Pyramid Educational Consultants
Southdown Housing Association
St Johns Centre and Café (Impact Initiaitve)
St Johns School and College (Inspirations)
Supported Employment (BHCC)
Sussex Health Partnership NHS
Sussex Police/Community Safety Team
Youth Employability Service (BHCC)