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Siblings everywhere are affected. Sibs has gratefully received funding from Learning Disability England (LDE) Grant Pot, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to support adult siblings at this time. Join one of our online support sessions, meet other siblings and know that you are not alone in what you’re going through.

What’s happening?

We’re hosting 60-90 minute support sessions for adult siblings via Zoom. These are a chance for you to meet other siblings, we’ll talk around the topic, you can ask us questions and you can share your experiences and tips with others too.

Who can sign up?

These sessions are just for adult siblings who have a brother or sister who has a learning disability, as this work is funded by Learning Disability England. A sibling-only environment helps siblings to feel comfortable sharing the highs and lows of sibling life. No parents, partners, brothers/sisters, researchers or professionals will be admitted.

What are the sessions like?

Friendly and informal!

It’s strange meeting people for the first time over a video call. It’s not the same as meeting face to face and it’s not for everyone. We understand this, and we want to make all siblings feel as welcome as possible.

We don’t record the sessions or take screenshots. You don’t need to bring or prepare anything. Just sit yourself down in a quiet room with a cuppa, close the door, and have the chance to say hello to other siblings like you.

What can I expect?

  • A friendly hello from us at Sibs!
  • The chance to meet and say hello to other siblings like you – everyone will have their video on
  • Sibling to sibling peer support. Share your experiences, offer your tips and learn from others as we chat around the topic
  • A confidential, sibling-only environment ­– no recording or screenshots, no parents or professionals

When are the next sessions?

  • Feeling confident about safeguarding. Wednesday 2nd June, 11am – 12.30pm. Everyone wants to keep their disabled brother/sister safe from harm or neglect, especially if they might be less able to speak up themselves. Join us for this session with Lisa Curtis (Safeguarding Adults at Risk Manager – Ann Craft Trust) to chat through what safeguarding means, how to feel more confident raising a concern and what good practice really looks like. Book using the form below.
  • When my brother or sister can’t make a decision, who does? Monday 28th June, 7.30pm – 9pm. Join us for this session on mental capacity with Sibs Trustee and solicitor Carol McBride. Book using the form below.

Upcoming topics: siblings and self-care, advocacy, distance carers, challenging behaviour.

I can’t make it, but I’d like to know about future dates

Don’t worry – join our mailing list here and you will be the first to find out.

I’ve got questions…

We’d love to hear from you – please email info@sibs.org.uk

 

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