18 families benefited from free transition workshops
Norwood’s free information workshops for carers and parents of young people with learning disabilities, covering everything from benefits entitlement to housing options, provided the necessary support, advice and signposting to make the difficult transition into adulthood much smoother for 18 families and their children.
Amanda gave us practical advice on how to approach Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payments, for example, and gave us very useful handouts. She spoke with us not at us, which made it very much a two-way discussion and so I think all the attendees’s issues were addressed. It was also immediately clear that hers was an authorative voice – clearly a real specialist.
Parent who attended the benefits workshop