An animation has been co-produced which shares the voices of parents and carers.
The CBF is delighted to announce the launch of its new private Facebook group, The CBF Family Forum, which is open to family carers of children and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
The purpose of the group is to connect fellow family carers. Whilst it has been set up by the CBF, the group moderators are CBF volunteers, who are also family carers. We hope members can make it their own, and create a welcoming and supportive community, sharing their personal experiences, asking and answering questions and forming relationships with one another.
How to apply
Those requesting to join the private group must first answer three questions. These questions help us to determine whether the person they are caring for has severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. New members must also agree to a set of group rules. Applications to join are then reviewed by CBF volunteer administrators.
We hope you will find it to be a safe space to connect with other family carers – sometimes the support family carers can offer one another can be very comforting and extremely useful.
See here to join the group:
Please note: The group is not for individual support or guidance from the Family Support Service.
St John’s House, a hospital for people with a learning disability and autistic people, in Suffolk will close following an unannounced CQC inspection in July 2021.