Category Archives: learning difficulties



This is a permanent post – HOURS: 168 Hours a week, 52 weeks per year. Time off: by negotiation with Statutory/Voluntary or Private agencies (NOT GUARANTEED) – No Experience necessary – No training will be provided – SALARY= £0 – Although Carers Allowance is available = £53.90 per week (subject to filling in long and complicated forms)

JOB PURPOSE: To provide a full parenting service to a disabled child or children. This includes promoting their human rights, ensuring that all of their needs are fully met and that they take an active part in family life and the wider community

Fear for essential support for people with a learning disability

Is it fair to pick on the most vulnerable people in our society?

Delivery of the learning disability strategy will no longer be led by a central programme team

A group of people with a learning disability

The Department of Health has confirmed that the central Valuing People Now team will cease to exist from the end of March. In a statement, a spokesperson said: “The strong foundation which has been established means that delivery [of ‘Valuing People Now’] will now no longer be led through the centrally funded programme team, which will cease from the end of the current financial year.”

DVD telling the stories of 10 Cardiff carer families

Real stories of Cardiff families in digital project

Posted: 03 March 2011  

An innovative DVD – featuring the moving and inspiring stories of how 10 Cardiff families have coped with issues including autism, disability, drug use, and lone-parenting – was launched at Cardiff City Football Ground today by Cardiff Parent Network, which is run by children’s charity Action for Children-Gweithredu dros Blant.

The ‘What’s Your Story’ digital storytelling project aims to help improve local services for parents and carers by giving local parents and carers an unusual opportunity to describe their experiences of family services.