Support For Carers of People With Learning Disabilities

Supporting Families and Carers

Within our Specialist Learning Disability services we understand the value of working closely with families and carers so that everyone is fully involved with decisions that are made. You have a vital role in helping us to help them and we will involve you as a partner in how we plan and deliver care.

Our friendly and informal group of family members meet every six weeks in our Maplewood building on our Whalley site to discuss topics that affect them and their families. You are warmly invited to come along and listen, join in, ask questions or suggest topics for future discussion.

See our come to an event page for information about meeting dates.

We also offer training courses. 


Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties

Club 25 is registered as Parents and Friends Association for Young Adults with Learning Difficulties, which is a registered charity providing social, leisure and recreational facilities for young adults with slight to moderate learning difficulties. Members meet socially once a week for a social evening and disco on a Wednesday between 7 and 10.  Leisure facilities include day trips, barbecues and weekend breaks.

Address: 33 Wicks Green, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1PP

Tel: Ronie Barodekar on 01704 870 399


Aspergers Carers Group

The group is a self-help and peer support group.  It meets on the first Monday of every month 1-4pm.

Address: Rathbone Hospital Library, William House, Mill Lane (off Edge Lane), L13 4AW. Contact: John or Alicia Whelan 07887  369550 - or just come along.


New Directions

New Directions provides respite care and support for people caring for someone with learning disabilities or dementia.

Address: 3rd Floor, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0PJ

Tel: 0151 526 0090



Sefton Carers Centre

Sefton Carers Centre provides free advice and guidance, emotional and practical support, training and a range of holistic therapies for unpaid carers living in Sefton. For more information and free registration please contact the Carers Support Team on 0151 288 6060, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm, or visit their website: