New Learning Disability's Forum

27 June 2018

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Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.



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New Learning Disability's Forum

Peter Dawson, DCA’s Learning Disability Engagement Worker together with Tanya Nolan of Healthwatch Derbyshire, will be launching a new “pilot” forum for carers and people with a learning disability in Erewash.

This forum will be called “The Independent Living Action Group” and will give carers and people with a learning disability the opportunity to identify and discuss issues related to any aspect of independent living.

The purpose of the form will be to celebrate and develop good practice as well as finding solutions to problems.

The first meeting will on Friday 3rd August in the conference room at 99 Briar Gate, Long Eaton, NG10 4BQ from 11 am – 12.30 pm.

Carers and people with learning disabilities experiencing independent living themselves are very welcome. We hope the forum will be on a quarterly basis and the first meeting will agree the agenda for the following one which we hope will be in the Autumn.


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