City’s ‘biggest ever’ event for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Posted On 08 Jun 2015 at 10:55 am

What’s thought to be the biggest showcase ever held in Brighton and Hove of services targeted specifically at people with learning disabilities and autism is happening at the Corn Exchange in Brighton this Wednesday.

The event, organised by Brighton and 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.

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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 event runs from 11am to 7pm.

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