Drop-in event to help people access the right services

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A WEEKLY drop-in session is being held to support people with learning disabilities.

Following the success of their first event, North Tyneside’s Learning Disabilities Federation (LDF) is to help people with learning disabilities, their parents and carers with changes to adult social care provision by North Tyneside Council.

LDF’s ‘What Does It Mean For Me?’ mornings aim to help parents, carers and those with learning disabilities to navigate their way through all the documentation to find out about local opportunities and suitable service providers.

They can also help fill out self-assessment forms for the personal budgets required to access services.

The drop-in morning takes place at LDF’s offices at 205 Park Road, Wallsend, every Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Parents and carers will also be able to meet families in similar circumstances, hopefully helping them to feel less alone and isolated.

For more information contact Heather Riley or Annette McGlade at LDF on (0191) 200 1100 or visit www.ldfnt.org.uk