Thinking Ahead survey launch: Do you have an adult son or daughter with a learning disability?
Release Date: 27 February 2012
Source: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Country: United Kingdom
Today, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities is launching a survey to help us understand how parents can be helped to plan for the long-term support of their adult son or daughter.
The survey, to be filled in by parents, forms part of our Thinking Ahead project which aims to help people with learning disabilities and their families to prepare and plan for the future so that the death of a parent does not lead to unexpected and potentially traumatic changes in their son or daughter’s life. Having a plan in place would also help to reduce the anxiety families have about the future.
Christine Towers, Research and Service Development Manager at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, says:
“We want to build up a picture of the issues that parents of people with learning disabilities are worried about when it comes to planning for the future – not just when they are not around, but when they are no longer in a position to give support. This will really help us to campaign for better support for families to plan for the future and to ensure the resources we are developing meet the needs of families”.
“If you have a son or daughter with a learning disability aged 18 or over, and you have 15 minutes to spare, please take part in our survey. The information you give will be anonymous and confidential. We would greatly appreciate your time. At the end of the survey you can tell us if you would like to receive an alert when the planning resources are available”.
You can take part in our survey here.