Download the report of the Faculty of the Psychiarty of Learning Disability Work Group:
Download: Minority Ethnic Communites Report
In this video, Bridget explains what the Giving Us A Voice project is all about.
GUAV Getting Involved Guide for families and carers of people with learning disabilities from minorithy ethnic communities.
This guide has been written to help more BME families get involved in planning the services they need. Although some of the laws mentioned cover the UK, most of the
detail applies to services in England. This guide is full of information that families and carers will find helpful.
Giving Us A Voice was supported by an Advisory Group who made helpful suggestions and gave direction to the work.
We would like to thank them for all their help.
Hugh Constant, SCIE
Sue Davies, Family Carers Support Services, HFT
Vivien Cooper, Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Yasmin Surti, Valuing People Ethnicity Lead
Oi Mei Li, Independent Consultant
This list gives a few examples of resources that will give you some more information and help:
• ‘Leading the Way to Race Equality – a guide to good practice’ (Network for Black Professionals, 2011) – this can be found by visiting the website: www.nbm.org.uk/publications/good_practice_guides/
• ‘Is Information Enough?’ (Mencap, 2011) – this can be found here: www.mencap.org.uk/page.asp?id=21232
• ‘Carers and their Rights’ (4th edition Carers UK, 2011) – this can be downloaded here: Carers and their Rights by Luke Clements 4th edition 2011
• ‘Achieving equality in health and social care: a framework for action’ (Afiya Trust, 2010) – visit their website at www.afiya-trust.org to find out more
• The National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network (run by ARC) – visit the website here: www.lden.org.uk/
• The National Ethnicity Training Network (run by the University of Leeds) – visit the website here: www.etn.leeds.ac.uk/
• The Briefing Papers published by the Race Equality Foundation – visit the website at: www.better-health.org.uk/briefings.asp
• The revised ‘Framework for Action on Ethnicity 2011′ (DoH, 2011) – visit the website at www.valuingpeoplenow.dh.gov.uk/ for more information
• ‘Reaching and Supporting Diverse Communities: a guide to meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities and family carers from newly arrived Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities’ (HFT, 2011) This can be found here: http://www.hft.org.uk/Family_Carer_Support/BME_Resource_Guide
• ‘Caring for all carers’ – a survey of services for BME and seldom heard carers in Carers’ Centres and Crossroad Care schemes (Princess Royal Trust, 2010) – this can be downloaded here: Caring for all carers
• For information on working this website may be useful to you: www.base-uk.org/
• DotComUnity gives information for your region for people with disabilities: www.dotcomunity.org.uk/
• Dobsons Choice gives useful information for people with learning disabilities. Its creator, Martin Dobson, made the videos for this website. You can visit Dobsons Choice here: www.dobsonschoice.co.uk/
• Lookup! helps people with learning disabilities access eye care. Visit their website here: www.lookupinfo.org/
• People First is a national network that supports people with learning disabilities. You can view their website here: www.peoplefirstltd.com
• Help for carers is provided by Carers Direct. It is available in several languages:
Call Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202
Free, confidential information and advice for carers. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles or you can request a free call back. You can also ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages including ربي, বাংলা, 中文, Français, ગુજરાતી, Polski, Português, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Soomaali, Español, Türkçe and .اردو. Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline.