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Learning Disability Carer Consultants

Learning Disability Carers Consultants support those who care for an adult with a learning disability.

Bernie Marshall and Majella Gorman aim to keep carers updated on Trust developments, help them to share their views and participate in the planning and delivery of learning disability services.

As carers themselves, both Bernie and Majella have first-hand experience of the challenges faced by those looking after a loved one with a disability. Bernie has over 20 years’ experience in community development and good relations while Majella has worked for the Trust for over 18 years in a range of roles including Carers Co-ordinator and Personal Public Involvement.


Majella and Bernie have been writing to carers to introduce themselves and make sure their contact details are up to date. They would love to hear from any carers who want to stay updated on Trust developments or that they can support in any way.

Majella Gorman

Bernie Marshall


Majella Gorman, Carer Consultant Learning Disability

Drumcashel House

2A Rathfriland Road


BT34 1HU

Call us07557858749

Bernadette Marshall, Carer Consultant Learning Disability

Eden Centre




Call us07557819172

  • Carer's Hub

    What is the SHSCT Carers Hub?

    The Carer’s Hub is an advisory, deliberative, body of people who will meet quarterly via zoom for approximately 1-2 hours to monitor, review and agree action plans.

    The Carers Hub seeks to ensure representation from all geographical and Adult Learning Disability service areas of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.  Carers who take part will have an induction and ongoing support from the Learning Disability Carer Consultants.  The Trust Personal and Public Involvement team (PPI) will also support carers and provide relevant training.

    The Hub will agree an action plan that seeks to improve communication with carers, encourage partnership working with staff and ensure the service user and carers voice is heard.  The hub will support carers to become involved in improving services, and identify supports for carers both locally, online and virtually.

    If you would like to be a part of this group, contact Bernie or Majella for more information, an application pack or the zoom link to attend one of these information sessions:

    Applications that the closing date for return is 10 March 2023. 

    Wednesday 25thJanuary 2023

    1.30pm – 2.30pm

    Tuesday 14th February 2023

    11am – 12pm

    Thursday 2nd February 2023

    10.30am – 11.30am

    Friday 24th February 2023

    2pm – 3pm

    Monday 6th February 2023

    2pm – 3pm

    Thursday 2nd March 2023

    11am – 12pm


  • Events

    25th November 2022

    Short Breaks Event in Jethro Centre, Lurgan

    Carers Communications Events

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  • Free resources for carers

    Learning Disability Carers Consultants have teamed up with Carers UK to offer support to Carers across the Southern Trust area via digital resources tailored to their needs.

    Please contact Bronagh Carr to register, Tel: 028375 66105 or email and you will be sent the zoom link.

    DRC dbl A4 info sheet - SP no code workshop dates 2

    Carers UK launch

  • Carers Get Active Card

    This initiative has been extended in partnership with Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Council offering a 20% reduction in membership fees this includes  swim, gym & classes.

    Contact Majella or Bernie for further information.


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  • Carers Voices

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