This year Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN) ran a series of workshops around the county to explore, debate and create solutions for families supporting adults with learning disabilities, especially older families.
Read the first Embolden Newsletter December 2016
The Embolden Project (funded by Comic Relief) asked carers:
- What are health and social care services planning for the immediate future – and how will it affect you?
- How do we protect and plan for the long-term future of our loved ones when public services face hard times?
- Do we need older family policies?
- How do we change services to meet the needs of older people with learning disabilities?
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.
OxFSN will schedule more Embolden events and workshops in 2017.
Family carers at the “Meet the Decision Makers” event in November 2016