Engagement on care for adults with learning disabilities

Dozens of people attended the virtual launch event to hear about how Telford & Wrekin Council aims to shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

The Council welcomed carers and family members, staff, professionals, partners, social workers to the launch of its engagement into care.

The authority understands the need to ensure that adults with learning disabilities have a say in what they are offered.

The council wants to ensure that advice, information, care and support is aspirational, modern and meaningful for adults with learning disabilities.

As part of this, residents are being asked to think beyond the obvious and help shape the future during a six week engagement.

The focus will be on what is important, what works well and what residents aspire to. 

Councillor Andy Burford, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “So we can ensure the best outcome, we need you to help us by taking part in the engagement and letting us know how you see the future.

“It was a very positive launch and we are already thrilled to have received plenty of feedback.

“It is all about shaping the future of services to best fit with what adults with learning disabilities want and how we can help them achieve that.

“We want people with a learning disability, their families and carers to receive the assistance they need in a way that enhances their independence and enables them to lead meaningful, valued lives in their own communities.

“We want to understand what adults with learning disabilities need to live as independently as possible with the right support in place. 

“Adults with learning disabilities should have the opportunity to live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives, be respected and have choice and control over their decisions, including getting out and about and going to work.

“We want as many of you as possible to give us your feedback so we can then develop a local Adults with Learning Disability Strategy which will help us deliver our responsibilities as well as meeting local needs.”

Take part in the engagement by visiting: www.telford.gov.uk/ld  

The website also features a range of information and an easy read survey.

The engagement runs until 5pm on Wednesday 11 November.

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