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Who the day is for

This event is for any adult sibling in the UK who has grown up with a disabled brother or sister. Perhaps you have a brother or sister with a learning disability and you are worried about the future. You may be the main carer for your disabled brother or sister and finding it hard to juggle this with your other commitments. You may not have had the opportunity to meet with other siblings like you before.

Purpose of the day

For you to meet other adult siblings, to get practical advice and information on sibling issues, and to have the opportunity to acknowledge the challenges and the strengths of being a sibling.

The day will include:

  • A panel of three adult siblings will share their experiences of different life stages of being a sibling of someone with lifelong learning disability or autism.
  • Solicitor Carol McBride will outline the key mental capacity, legal and financial issues that siblings need to understand when supporting their brother or sister.
  • Sibs staff will share top tips on talking to parents and on managing your brother or sister’s care. Participants will be asked to send us their questions for this session.
  • Drama performance – Adult sibling Christina Murdock will perform her award winning solo show Dangerous Giant Animals which explores growing up with a sister who has learning disability and challenging behaviour.

Ethos of the day

At Sibs, you can be reassured that we provide a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Your questions and concerns will be heard by participants, staff and presenters who fully understand what life as a sibling is like.

NB We are not able to include parents, relatives, partners, professionals or other carers in this event.

Please do tell your sibling friends and colleagues about the day. Download flyer Sibs – adult sibling day 3rd Nov – flyer

Book your place

There are only 40 places available for this event. Admission by prior booking only – we cannot admit people who turn up on the day.

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