In July 2016, Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN) began a three-year project, Embolden, to support, advocate for and empower older family carers aged 60+ years who care for a family member with a learning disability.
This report is dedicated to the 215 family carers who brought Embolden to life.
Follow the link to read the full report – Embolden Project Evaluation Report August 2019, or, click on the image below:
Welcome to the 6th and final edition of the Em.bold.en newsletter. The Embolden project was started in 2017 to give a stronger voice to older families who have relatives with learning disabilities to influence decision makers, hold them to account and improve services. We are just about to complete the final year of the Comic Relief three-year funded project although OxFSN will continue to support and raise the profile of older family carers in everything they do.
Read the Newsletter here:
This course is for family carers of children or adults with learning disabilities and is OCN (Open College Network) accredited.
We are particularly looking for people who want to use their lived experience as a family carers to develop further skills in order to support other families (ideally working with us at OXFSN).
We also welcome people who want to do the course for their own (and their family members’) benefit.
To read more about this course and for information about the course dates see the Creating Family Champions Course dates for 2019:
OxFSN’s Better Together event was held on the 8th of November 2018 at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford and attended by 117 people.
53 professionals from Health, Social Care, Education and the voluntary sector attended along with 60 family carers of children or adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and seven people with learning disabilities and their supporters.
Follow the links to read reports: