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Christmas Fair to help those with learning difficulties and their carers

Christmas fair to help carers organisation

PAMIS, which provides support to people with profound learning disabilities in South Lanarkshire, is organising a fundraising fair

By Gillian Provan 15 November 2011 17:00 GMT


An organisation that helps people with profound learning disabilities and their carers in South Lanarkshire is gearing up for a fundraising Christmas fair.

PAMIS, which helps 85 families across the area, is organising a sale of crafts and jewellery at Wishaw General Hospital on December 2, with all the money raised going towards events and fun activities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

The real cost of disability!

I wrote this a few years ago, a friend asked me to find it and so I’m posting it here so I don’t lose it again.

I got up this morning, left my bed (£150), and walked down one flight of stairs. Had a shower (£100)and went in to my daughter.

I hoisted (£1000) my daughter out of her her bed (£800) using a sling (£100)into her wheelchair (£2000), then used the overhead hoist in the bathroom (£2000) to put her on the shower bench (£600) to give her a shower.She then sat on the toilet seat (£200). Put her in the lift (£3000) to go down to the sitting room. Most of these costs were borne by social services.

Forgotten Heroes reaches out to carers

Finding the carers


For every seriously injured serviceman or woman flown back to Britain there is at least one unpaid carer. There are currently more than six million carers in the country, eleven per cent of the population.