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1 12, 2020

Caring For People With Learning Disabilities At Christmas

2021-02-05T15:54:50+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Christmas is a magical, happy and exciting time for most families, full of laughter and festive fun, but for families whose loved ones have a learning disability, this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. The flashing lights, crowds of people, unexpected guests, loud music and even family gatherings can cause severe anxiety and distress to those suffering from a learning disability, particularly those with Autism. The National Autistic Society produced a video to try and give some insight into what it's like for people with autism, take a look at the video, then try to imagine the same scenario at Christmas with all the music and lights. Far from the special time that most people experience, Christmas for those with learning disabilities, sometimes, has to be more like a 'normal' day. As if Christmas isn't stressful enough for most parents, it is especially stressful for those whose children suffer from learning disabilities, where they need to make sure their child sticks to as near to the usual routine as possible whilst ensuring other siblings [...]

9 09, 2019

Services We Are Focusing On Within The Team

2019-09-10T14:19:25+01:00September 9th, 2019|

We've been asked a few times recently to summarise what we do at Cura-Care....so i'll try to keep this brief but explain our role..... the services we are focusing on within the team right now are: Short breaks for children with disabilities & Complex care in the community for adults What this means.......for children, the 4-18 yr olds....we provide a service which enables them to go out with a trusted support worker and try new things, learn new skills or just have some fun away from the family. This gives families a chance to recharge their batteries, maybe spend time with a sibling, or just enjoy a bit of peace & quiet. The service focuses on the needs of the child, and we plan a service around THEIR wishes not ours.....we make suggestions but we try to find out fun things that our children want to do....and we help them to do it...for some....that can be something like learning to catch a bus to town. Others might want a shopping trip to Meadowhall or a kicking-leaves walk in the woods! [...]

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