Mencap Cymru and Cardiff Law Students Launch Toolkit
A series of new guides aimed at helping adults with a learning disability and their carers access health and social care services has today (8 Sept) been launched by Mencap Cymru in conjunction with Cardiff University’s School of Law.
Jointly developed by law students, academics and Mencap Cymru, the toolkits aim to empower the carers and families of adults with learning disabilities and help them navigate their options to access services to which they are entitled.
The toolkits, which will be launched at an event today at the National Assembly for Wales, were developed from a recognition that carers are often overwhelmed by the breadth and complexity of the framework for accessing services.
The guides will be used by Mencap Cymru’s Regional Officers, to support their work assisting people with a learning disability and their carers to access the services to which they are legally entitled.