Carers And Parents in Enfield
CAPE is a group of carers and parents (and relatives) of adults aged 18 years and over with learning disabilities in Enfield.
- Support and Friendship
- Advice and information
- Representation and Campaigning
Our group meets every 2 months, and our next meeting will be on Monday, June 18th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton.
Post: CAPE C/O EDA Community House 311 Fore Street, Edmonton N9 0PZ
CAPE is a member and supported by Enfield Disability Action
Many parents and relatives of adults with learning disabilities in Enfield do not know about the existence of CAPE.
CAPE is a group of parents, carers and relatives of adults with learning disabilities aged 18 years and over. It was formed in 1999 as a reaction to the closure of Alma Road and Claverings day centres, in an attempt to consolidate and represent the interests and views of parents (and relatives) of someone attending those centres.
Today CAPE continues with important tasks for the group by being actively involved with Social Services, Community Services and other departments of the Local Authority, the Primary Care Trust and voluntary organisations such as Enfield Mencap and Enfield Disability Action. It tries to keep abreast of everything that is happening (locally and nationally) in key areas of health, respite, housing, day services, person centred planning and charging issues for adults with learning disabilities.
The group meets every two months to hear and discuss the latest changes in the field of learning disabilities. Guest speakers include borough officials, M.Ps and specialists. Members of CAPE represent the interests of adults with learning disabilities and their carers at meetings of Borough Focus Groups, Learning Disabilities Partnership Boards and other Boards and Committees relating to the group, on a regular basis. Written reports are sent out to all those members who are unable to attend regular meetings.
Remember CAPE is there to act on behalf of you and your relative with learning disabilities irrespective of whether they live at home with you or are in residential or supported living arrangements. Please join and give CAPE your support. This is a time of change within the field of learning disabilities and your views need to be heard if your loved one is to benefit in the future.
You need not attend every meeting (usually held on a week day at 7pm every two months at Community House Edmonton).
We do appreciate the time constraints you may have but we do feel that it is important that you join and recognise that CAPE provides a forum where your voice can be heard. Membership is FREE.
If you would like to join CAPE please contact us.
Alternatively Please complete the membership form below: