AN EVENT highlighting the excellent care and support available to adults with learning disabilities in West Dunbartonshire was held to mark National Learning Disability Week.

Service users, carers, families and community groups descended upon Clydebank Town Hall to see what activities and support is available to those with a learning disability, and their carers.

West Dunbartonshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) organised the day and welcomed many of the council’s partnership organisations who help provide care and services for adults with disabilities.

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Those who attended enjoyed an afternoon of dancing, as well as various leisure activities.

First-aiders were on hand to offer assistance and helpful tips.

Allan Macleod, chair of WDHSCP, said: “This event allowed residents and organisations to come together to share information on services and support.

“It is important for families and for the people who use the many services to be kept abreast of what supports are available to them, their carers and their families.”

Councillor Marie McNair, who is vice chair of WDHSCP, opened the event.

She said she enjoyed both the day, meeting some of the workers as well as those who have used the services.

Cllr McNair told the Post: “This was a great opportunity to showcase the great services being delivered by the team.

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“I was delighted to attend the information day and hear some inspiring stories of how our dedicated staff have helped transform the lives of our residents and their families.

“Our carers are committed to ensuring the needs and choices of the people they care for and their families are listened to and through their support they encourage people to live as independently as possible.”