Seek advice during Learning Disability Week

Published: Thursday, 15th June 2017

Meet The Council’s Community Learning disability (CLD) team, and learn about the services available to adults aged 18 and over who have a learning disability.

The Council is keen to highlight the benefits of employing people with disabilities. One Council establishment, The Avelon Road Centre (ARC) provides employment opportunities for people who have a wide range of differing needs. Individuals work in either the centre or the garden assisting in a variety of tasks. Employees are supported by The ROSE (realistic opportunities for supported employment) Project – in partnership with Havering College of Further Education.

The CLD team will be hosting events during Learning disability week 19-23 June 2017, in Hornchurch and Romford. Showcasing the local offer from itself, partner agencies and providing information on direct payments. Attendees will be able to seek advice for a variety of needs: including physical and/or sensory disabilities, speech and language difficulties, autism, epilepsy, challenging behaviour plus many more.

Councillor Wendy Brice-Thompson, Cabinet Member for Adults Services, said:

“This is a great opportunity to meet social workers, psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, community learning disability nurses and occupational thearpists. They can offer adults with a learning disability and their carers, advice, information and support. The team is also responsible for care planning, assessment of specialist health care and purchasing of appropriate care packages.”

Events will be taking place at the following:

• The Hermitage, Billet Lane, Hornchurch - Monday 19 and Thursday 22 June, 10am -2pm.
• Queen’s Hospital Foyer. Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 June – 10am - 4pm