Learning Disability Project
This project works with BME adults with learning and physical disabilities. It offers help, information, guidance and direct support to individuals and their families. The purpose of the project is to ensure there increased opportunities for BME community members who have disabilities and their family careers to have access to service and to plan support services that are designed around their individual needs and circumstances. The two project workers, Nahida and Kamal, are working with over 120 individuals and their families dealing with issues ranging from health care, social care and welfare benefits.
The project offers a specialist service that takes account of the background, first language, religion, and culture of the service user. In particular the project adopts a person centred approach to planning. This means that the person with a learning or physical disability is helped to plan the type of services and support they need to be more independent and access their community. The planning of services should meet the needs which are identified during the assessment. Sometimes plans need to be changed as needs change.
The project is managed by the Sunderland Learning Partnership (LDP) working in partnership with the Sunderland Bangladesh International Centre. To find out more or if you need assistance please contact Nahida or Kamal at the Centre on 0191 5640888.