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Direct payments Event- summary report

What we learnt on the day and carers' views

Direct payments Event- summary report

Our recent event to discuss Direct payments was well attended and very informative. Parents discussed the pros and cons of using Direct Payments and heard about how some difficulties can be overcome and how carers in other parts of Wales were able to use them


2023 Understanding Disability Awards - nominations are open

Thank a deserving person who makes a difference for your son or daughter

 2023 Understanding Disability Awards - nominations are open

Every year we hold a ceremony to thank individuals, groups and organisations who go out of there way to involve or include a person with additional learning needs.

It's a great way to say thank you to the many silent heroes that go the extra mile to make live easier for our loved ones

Take a couple of minutes to nominate someone now using this link online nomination form

It takes a few minutes to say thank you to someone who really carers


Schedule of free unpaid carers activities for August

Join other unpaid carers for a free lunch and share experiences

We are holding a series of unpaid carers activities over the summer including lunches, afternoon teas, visits and more

Please book a place asap as they are in short supply


These gatherings are held in friendly settings and you can meet other unpaid carers to share experiences, ideas and knowledge and have fun!

They are for adult carers only to enjoy time away from caring but we hope to find some young carer friendly settings as well

Please click on continue reading below to find the booking forms to secure your place.

If you have difficulties with this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Details of each event will be shared weekly but if you want to book in advance please let us know

Pooling Direct Payments event

Ever considered sharing Direct Payment hours to make them go further?

Direct payments can offer a great deal of flexibility but finding a Personal Assistant (PA) can be tricky and having enough hours to attract one can make things more difficult.

Together with the All Wales Forum of parents and carers we are hosting an event in person and online where you can learn more about how families across Wales have been creative in using hours in ways that open up more opportunities

The event is scheduled for 13th July at the Techniquest centre but you can join online using Zoom


Direct payment flyer

Transitions Event coming soon!

Come along and learn about opportunities for you and your child

An event to showcase what opportunities are available for children and young adults is being held on 29th April at Future Inns in Cardiff Bay



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