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Caring for an older family member with learning disabilities
Caring for an older family member with learning disabilities

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Session 2: The importance of planning


While families of people with learning disabilities who are ageing may see staying together for as long as possible as a positive choice, it is often because of a lack of acceptable alternatives and many people with learning disabilities want to move into their own home as they get older. This needs careful planning and conversations with the person with learning disabilities, family members and professionals about what the options might be.

An image of two people sitting at a table with a mobile device and some paperwork.

Without future planning, there is a risk that a crisis will precipitate a move to somewhere that is not appropriate or miles away from the family home and friends.

In this session you will look at a case study from our research involving an older person with learning disabilities and her mother to highlight some of the issues commonly experienced in families around moving to a new home.