Alison Cowen and Jamie Hanson
This book written by a family carer and a colleague describes the contribution that many family carers make to the lives of people with a learning disability and people with autism. It explores the factors that might affect the family carer's level of involvement in the person's life. The book explains how support workers can work well in partnership with family carers.
This book puts the person with a learning disability at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support that you provide.
The book is designed to support the Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (learning disability pathway) and the Common Induction Standards and in particular:
Level 3 - Working in partnership with families
If you work with people with a learning disability and are studying for a health and social care qualification, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then Partnership working with family carers of people with a learning disability and people with autism is for you.
"...it will be invaluable to all those working with family carers in any aspect of health care, not just learning disabilities and autism."
Simon Jones, Care UK