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 through the Connected2Work project. You can find out more by calling 0300 123 4049 or visit

The Purple Folder is for adults with a learning disability to complete with support from their relatives, carers or health or care professional working with them. It contains information about the person’s health and care needs and they can use the Purple Folder when they see doctors, opticians, pharmacists or other health or social care workers.
The information in it helps people ensure they give the person with the learning disability the care and treatment best for them. If you or someone you know with a Purple Folder needs more pages you can download and print them from Hertfordshire County Council’s website via this link – Purple Folder Extra Pages.
For more information about the Purple Folder call Hertfordshire County Council’s Health Liaison Team on 01438 845372. They are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.



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