Services

Carers Service
Kathryn Davey, our Support Services Co-ordinator provides advice and support to adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers. Kathryn provides confidential support and advice on an individual basis, in groups or with others present where appropriate. This can be in a setting of the individual’s choice. Kathryn normally works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  You can find out more here.

Respect in Bexley
Respect in Bexley is a Self Advocacy Group.  It was set up to help people with learning disabilities to speak up and be heard.  Each week Respect Members:
· Join together to talk about things that affect their lives 
· Invite guest speakers to learn more about services 
· Learn skills that help members to gain confidence to speak up
The Respect in Bexley groups talk about: Housing, Health Services, Communication, Day Activities, Transport, Work & Leisure Activities, Healthy Living, Education, Personal Safety and other things that affect their lives.
Jane Menzies is our Self Advocacy worker. You can find out more about Respect in Bexley here

Carers United
Carers United is a support group for parents and carers of adults with learning disabilities facilitated by Kathryn Davey. Carers United meet on the second Monday of each month from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Tea and coffee is available from 10.00 am. Details of the meetings, activities and social events are listed here and in our newsletter.

Befriending - "Two's Company"
Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone.  Many people with a learning disability become isolated and being matched with a befriender often fills a big gap.  Befriending often provides people with a new direction in life, opens up a range of activities and leads to increased self-esteem and self confidence. Befriending can also reduce the burden on other services which people may use inappropriately as they seek social contact. You can find out more about our befriending service by contacting Diane Hayes-Holgate. Our service leaflet is here

Black Books Buddy - Health appointments service
The aim of our project is to support people with learning disability to improve their health.  We will do this by
· encouraging people to make appointments for health checks with GPs, Opticians, Dentists
· supporting people at appointments where no alternative support is available

Social Clubs
Our social clubs give people with learning disability opportunities to enjoy mainstream activities and have a social life like everyone else.  We support people in social groups to choose what they would like to do and then offer the relevant levels of support to plan and organise them, and then support people at the activity or event. The types of activities that the groups have chosen and organised in the past include: bowling, theatre, nightclubs, dining out, cine-racing and Indoor cricket.  You can find out more about our befriending service by contacting Jane Menzies. Our service leaflet is here