At our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November 2013, the trustees voted to extend membership of the Forum to parents of young adults with disabilities up to the age of 25. This brings us in line with new legislation intended to establish a 0-25 special needs system.
Jayne Woodward, Co-chair of the Parent Carer Forum, said: “Most of our trustees are carers of children and teenagers, so we’re on a steep learning curve when it comes to understanding adult services! However, this is something we’ll all have to face sooner or later. We’re pleased that we already have good links with other organisations who represent carers of disabled adults, such as Carers in Sheffield and the FLASh group at Mencap, and we hope to work even more closely with them in the future.”