Supporting older families of people with learning disabilities briefing

This is a briefing on the Foundation's Older Family Carers Initiative. The three-year initiative has come up with a clear set of policy messages to help health and social care providers to meet the needs of older family carers and their relative with a learning disability.

We have found that there is still a long way to go to ensure that older people's services, carer's services, learning disability services and the voluntary sector work together to implement fully the aspects of the Valuing People White Paper that relate to older families and to provide them with ongoing support. 

The briefing makes recommendations for policy makers, commissioners, Learning Disability and Older People's Partnership Boards and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.