A situation many families have to face is a difficult one: what happens when the parent/carer of someone with a learning disability dies?
Other family members or circles of support will step in, and won’t always have access to all the information they need. This can be especially challenging in the early days, when relatives are themselves grieving the person's loss.
When we think about what happens when family members start supporting their loved one, taking on a role their parents have had years to get their heads around, it becomes overwhelming. There is so much information to discover, where to begin?
This is where our new online course for parents/carers comes in.
WISH: When I Support Him/Her
In this course we will walk you through a structured process to collate all your loved one’s information.
It’s about getting that information out of your head and onto ‘paper’. (This could be an actual notebook or electronic resources, it’s up to you.)
The course will be appropriate whether your son or daughter lives with you, or is supported by an organisation such as MacIntyre.
This is what we’ll be covering during this programme:
- Jargon and acronyms
- All about your loved one
- Who is involved now?
- Diagnosis/Health/Medication (including history)
- Allies and barriers
- Finances, Insurances and Benefits
- Support and housing providers
- The official stuff – Wills, Trust, DoLs, Appointee, Power of Attorney
- Staying over, sleep and personal care
- Tips to keep the plates spinning, things to be aware of, gaining confidence in meetings, a ‘waiting for’ section, an ‘easy to find’ section, where are the important documents, keep a gift idea list
- Education or employment and volunteers
Sounds helpful, doesn’t it?
We’re putting the finishing touches to this course right now, and will be sharing more details soon.
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