I went with daughter during the last week to her first headway social meeting.
Due to having her Direct Payments cut a couple of years ago ( long story and the cut never should have been made! )
Anyway since the care act 2014 came in reviews have had to be done and daughter had her Direct Payment cuts given back!! ( say no more !! )
We went along and were warmly welcomed, the group were a friendly crowd and by the end of the meeting daughter was hooked!
She can't wait for the next social meeting and is already planning to help with awareness days and fund raising.
It has really given her a much needed lift as she has been very low ( mild depression ) which is the result of the initial D/P cut.
Once daughter is settled into a routine with Headway I can pass on her time with them to her support workers.
Mr Cameroon and cronies - take note
Your cut back affect peoples lives drastically - you may have a head that's working, but not the way it should - you also have a small heart but could in fact increase it in size if you thought more about your actions!!