OxFSN Family Carers Meeting Thursday 22nd September

Oxfordshlre Family Support Network is a small charity run by families for families who have relatives with !earring disabilities.

We are delighted to announce that Comic Relief have now funded us to run a new project, called Embolden.

What’s the project about?
The aim of the project is to give a strong voice to family carers and to influence and hold decision makers to account within health and social care services.

What are we aiming to do?

We are going through many changes and consultations at the moment and these are worrying times for families, so we 'want to work with you on the important issues that affect your lives as family carers by working together. For exampie, you may be worried about possible cuts to your care packages or proposed changes to the way services are being delivered, such as day care and respite or health services.

The project is aimed at families who care for adults with !earning disabilities, whether they are living with you at home or in supported living or residential care. It is also aimed at brothers and sisters or other family relatives who may be involved in supporting your relative with a learning disability and may be sharing the caring with parents.

**We especially want to reach out to older family carers in this project, as we know that many of you worry about the future and want to ensure a secure good life for your loved ones who have a learning disability. We want to work with you on these important concerns. **

Come and join in the BIG Coffee Conversations around the county

- The first one will be on 22nd September at 11 am at 5, Moors Close, Ducklington OX29 7TW at a family carer’s home. We want to hear about the burning issues that are affecting your lives and services.

We look forward to meeting you in these friendly, informal discussions. For more information on this meeting or on others planned around the county please call Jan Sunman co 07596 784 947

- Also we are holding a workshop on October 4th at Didcot Civic Hall from 10am until 2pm on the Care Act 2014 in partnership with HFT.

- Find out how the Care Act can help you and your family to understand your rights

To book, call Kathy Liddell on 07786 731634 or email: kathy.liddell@oxfsn.org.uk

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