by Press Officer on 19 January, 2013
A new film takes a look at two important services which help people with learning disabilities retain their independence.
The film shows how the ‘My Network’ centres – which are based in main towns in West Sussex – provide advice, support and informal socialising sessions for people with learning disabilities.
It also highlights the ‘My Network Plus’ service which supports people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.
Both schemes are supported and have been commissioned by West Sussex County Council.
The film takes a close look at Buddys Café in Worthing which is where one of the ‘My Network’ centres is based. It shows people with learning disabilities meeting their friends and receiving help and advice from staff and volunteers at the café. Buddys is run by Worthing Mencap.
Similar work by the Apuldram Centre based at Chichester Boys Club is also featured in the film.
Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Adults’ Services, said: “This film highlights two of the important services we support to help vulnerable people in our community.
“Since their launch both these services have been extremely popular. I hope it will encourage other people with learning disabilities to join My Network.”
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