Parents and carers of people with a learning disability are using a new website to share tips and support each other.
Netbuddy is a resource for parents and carers of people with a learning disability to share tips and support online, like a specialised version of the famous Mumsnet website.
... complements existing user-generated or run disability websites, but offers more than just listings or chatrooms. It is very practical, run for people with experience of special needs by people with experience of special needs, aggregating and disseminating hundreds of slivers of tried and tested information.
Quietly and with no grand marketing, Netbuddy's audience has grown by word-of-mouth, and later this year, the NHS website Carers Direct will host some of its tips. And Netbuddy's information on accessible places to go for people with learning disabilities will appear on the website for arts and leisure magazine Time Out.
Netbuddy is online at http://www.netbuddy.org.uk/.