We’re delighted that this issue is getting attention, but doesn’t the article make sobering reading?
In our support group, a number of our adults with profound learning disabilities are in their 50s and 60s. They live at home and their primary carers are their parents. This means that some of the carers are in their 90s, and are providing full time, round the clock care with very little additional help.
These carers desperately need our support. Alexandra House will offer day centre facilities and respite care, and a place that the primary carers can come and be looked after too. They are amazing people, providing daily care for their son or daughter despite advancing years and, in many cases, ill health.