So it looks as if we are finally on our way back to something like normality, although very slowly! No doubt one of the biggest changes for most of us parent carers is the reopening of schools from 8th March. I hope this will be positive for your children and young people.

Here is a round-up of some of the articles and information we have shared recently. Click each one to access.


A short film by the NHS for people with learning disabilities, which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.


Mencap are running online webinars for parent carers to find out more about planning for the future, including wills and trusts when you have a disabled dependent.


The Bradford District Care NHS Trust have a group for parents/carers. Their new Parent Support Group is a safe place for you to talk, and get to know and support other parents, facilitated by professionals. Each month will focus on different common mental health issues that children and adolescents may face. It takes place on the third Tuesday of each month. Email


Books Beyond Words – as the name suggests, it’s just pictures and no text, and the books cover all kinds of subjects including looking after yourself, finding a job and falling in love. They offer some free resources to help cope with the covid situation, including having a vaccination.

Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability – this free NHS online training is for family carers only and has been designed to help carers easily identify signs that someone may be unwell and to let them know what they should do next. The training is only for parents with children over the age of 16.


Kidz to Adultz Venue to Virtual – a FREE, online event. An action packed week of exhibitors: companies, voluntary and support organisations who will be showcasing their products, equipment and outlining details of their services at various times during the week-long event.


Contact have issued some useful information about the covid vaccine, who’s getting it next and what to do if you’re a carer but your GP says you’re not yet entitled to it.


Irwin Mitchell are running some useful webinars which are only 45 minutes long and held at lunchtimes. Click the link for details of dates and how to book. Topics include planning for the future, property and affairs, including deputyship/power of attorney, welfare benefits and relationships and consent.