Learning and Development Opportunity

im a grown upFriendships – what we think

Adults, children and young people with a disability or additional need have a right to develop friendships and enjoy a social life, just like anyone else. Friendships can help people feel happier, included and valued. They can also enhance wellbeing.

We are inviting you to come together with other parent carers for an opportunity to reflect and talk about how you feel about your young peoples friendships and relationships with others. Watching them grow up and make their own decisions can be really hard. How can we have conversations that encourage their friendships and relationships to be meaningful and positive.

What to expect from this session
• You can expect a very warm welcome and to feel included
• Hear about two different experiences of friendships and relationships from Andrew & Jo and Neil & Sharon who have learning disabilities. They will share what its like to be in a relationship, the barriers they have overcome and what makes these relationships positive for them.
• An honest and open discussion where you can share your views

When: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Time: 9:30 for a 10am start until 12pm

Book via Donna on email: donna@dudleycvs.org.uk or phone 01384 573381