About All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities

The All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers was formally constituted in 1998 and is a registered charity and limited company.


The AWF is unique among Learning Disabilities’ bodies in Wales as the only organisation that represents nationally, collectively and solely the views and voices of Parents and family Carers of people with learning disabilities. We are governed by parents and carers, ensuring our client base has a clear input into the strategic direction and core work. 


The AWF is an umbrella body made up of a Wales wide alliance of local and regionally based organisations and support groups of parents and carers. Our wider alliance partners share a commitment in working to improve the rights and recognition of family carers supporting loved ones living with learning disability.  We look to identify issues and opportunities at local, regional and national levels where we can come together to raise awareness, discuss solutions and generate innovative community-led ideas, assisting in the future planning of services and support for both carers and their relatives, many of whom still live at home or who are unable to advocate for themselves. 


We are a values based network, working together to enable parents and carers to have an equitable voice and be empowered to make positive decisions in partnership. Our values are carried forward in both the work that we do nationally and in the work of our alliance members.


Our foundation values are:


  • Strong Communities
  • Empathy and recognition
  • Equality and freedom
  • Inclusion and Justice
  • Teamwork and partnership


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