New book outlines help available for those with learning disabilities (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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New book outlines help available for those with learning disabilities
6:36pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
A new book setting out the support on offer for people with learning disabilities will be unveiled this month.
The Look Book provides information about 23 different Council-approved organisations who support people with learning disabilities, either where they live or in supported living.
It will be unveiled at The Bigger Event, a drop-in being held on Monday, September 23, from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford.
Parents, carers and any professionals working with or supporting people with learning disabilities are invited to come along and join in with the day’s activities.
Highlights of the day will include opportunities for smoothie making with Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, finding out about healthy eating and having a go at sports activities.
There will be performances by musical group Sing from the Heart and Bradford’s award-winning cheerleading troupe The Jewels.
And at 11.30am, Lyn Sowray, Bradford Council’s assistant director of operational services, will officially unveil the new book.
She said: “The Look Book has been created to reduce anxieties around the choice of service providers, giving detailed information about those providers who have already been approved by the Council.
“The event itself is a fantastic opportunity to gain further information about the process of direct payments, as well the chance to meet others and join in with fun activities.”
Councillor Amir Hussain, executive member for adult services, said: “This event allows people to share experiences and gain information, which is vitally important when making important decisions about who will provide an individual’s care and support.”