In support of Learning Disability Week, which will be celebrated between the 15th and the 22nd June, South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust is developing an Asian women’s group for women in North Kirklees who have learning disabilities, and their carers.
The Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services to people in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield is inviting Asian women across North Kirklees who either care for someone with a learning disability, or have a learning disability themselves, to get involved in the development of the group and to help decide how it will be run.
Women who choose to participate will get the opportunity to meet likeminded individuals, gain information about what services may be available to them and have some fun. A female interpreter will also be available.
Clinical psychologist, Dr Lindy Newton is helping to organise the group and said, "North Kirklees has a significant black, minority and ethnic community and it is important we support the needs of the community we serve. We value the viewpoints of the people that use our services and their input is extremely important to us when developing new support systems like the Asian women’s group."
Anyone wanting further information about the group should contact Lindy Newton on 01924 816056 or Janice Muhanna on 01924 816279.