Our 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 has completed projects to improve health services, widen access to employment and is currently working with the police, community police and transport companies to make the local bus service safer.

Our service is structured to take initiatives but not to take over, it is flexible and willing to change, is not easily shocked and does not judge, is trusted and is capable of receiving criticism.
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

Self advocacy is distinctly different to that of citizen’s advocacy or short term advocacy, both of which have their value. Self-advocacy enables people with a learning disability to speak up for themselves and to make decisions about how they want to live their own lives. It means they can influence the design and delivery of services. However, Respect in Bexley is not just about individuals having a say in the provision of learning disability services. People with learning disabilities want to broaden their horizons and find out about the world, so they are supported to speak up in all areas of their lives. 

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.

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