Adults with Learning Disabilities

Join our county-wide Learning Disability Carers Forum if you care for a relative or friend with a learning disability.

Members attend and report back from a number of planning and commissioning meetings with County Council and NHS officers, focusing on important issues like Healthcare, Direct Payments, Supported Housing and Day Services.

The Hertfordshire Learning Disability Carers' Forum meets every two months at a central location and all carers of adults with learning disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The Forum feeds directly in to the Hertfordshire Learning Disability Partnership Board (the body which oversees all the provision of services in the county) and  the aim is to provide family carers with the opportunity to talk about their experiences of the planning of the Community and Health Care Services for those with a learning disability in Hertfordshire.

It is not primarily a support group providing emotional care but rather a means for carers to discuss how they can influence planning and development of Learning Disability services within Hertfordshire.

The Forum provides information and an opportunity to meet other carers and also to hear speakers on issues relevant to Learning Disability. 

Keeping you updated

We also have our Involving People Newsletter that has stories about developments and activities that may be of interest to you. For the latest copy, Spring/Summer 2018, please click on the link - pdf Learning Disability Carers Newsletter (May 2018 issue). (722 KB)

News and Events

Hertfordshire County Council is helping Hertfordshire residents with a learning or physical disability find a job or volunteering post by providing employment and volunteering information events.
At the Connected2Work events visitors can learn about how to apply for roles, where to get extra help if you have a disability or autism as well as advice regarding benefits and money.
Events will take place in Hertfordshire libraries and other venues this month and in June. You can find out about them by calling 0300 123 4049 or visit

If you live in Hertsmere, Three Rivers or Watford and have a learning disability or know or care for someone with one then you may be interested in attending an Open Day organised by Watford Mencap. The Open Day takes place on Tuesday 29th May 2018 from 4pm - 7pm at The Old Town Hall, 105 High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1AN. It's a chance to find out about leisure activities, places to go during the day, weekend and out of school hours and about where to go for support or information. Visitors to the event will also be able to learn about housing support and get information and advice. If you would like to attend please call 07766 801351 or email



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