Online support sessions for adult siblings of people with learning disabilities
The coronavirus outbreak is a challenging time for us all. It has been, and continues to be, challenging for adult siblings who are carers for their brother or sister who has learning disabilities. You might be separated from your brother and can’t keep in touch with video calls; giving extra care for your sister because her care package has been reduced or living in lockdown with your brother who is struggling to cope with the changes.
Sibs are hosting 60-90 minute support sessions for adult siblings via Zoom. These are a chance for you to meet other siblings, we’ll talk around the topic, you can ask us questions and you can share your experiences and tips with others too.
When are the next sessions?
- Feeling confident about safeguarding. Wednesday 2nd June, 11am – 12.30pm. Everyone wants to keep their disabled brother/sister safe from harm or neglect, especially if they might be less able to speak up themselves. Join us for this session with Lisa Curtis (Safeguarding Adults at Risk Manager – Ann Craft Trust) to chat through what safeguarding means, how to feel more confident raising a concern and what good practice really looks like. Book using the form below.
- When my brother or sister can’t make a decision, who does? Monday 28th June, 7.30pm – 9pm. Join us for this session on mental capacity with Sibs Trustee and solicitor Carol McBride.
Upcoming topics: siblings and self-care, advocacy, distance carers, challenging behaviour.