Virtual session to seek views on five-year strategy for residents with learning disabilities
A virtual session organised by Telford & Wrekin Council to get people’s feedback on a borough-wide five-year strategy on the future of care for adults with learning disabilities and their families takes place on 25 February, at 4pm.
Carers and family members, staff, professionals, partners, social workers, media representatives and others interested are all welcome to attend the virtual launch event, to hear about the draft 2021-2025 strategy for adults with a learning disability, including young people who are approaching adulthood.
To book their place to the session on Thursday, 25 February, they can access: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telford-and-wrekin-learning-disability-consultation-launch-event-tickets-141839033367
This strategy has been developed by the Council and its partners following extensive engagement activities at the end of last year (through virtual sessions, online questionnaires) with over 160 different people - including people with learning disabilities and their families as well as carers, advocates and staff from various organisations supporting people with learning disabilities.
The Council asked people with learning disabilities, as well as those supporting them, on their views on a range of topics, such as “being healthy and independent”, “having a job”, “having friends and relationships”, and many others.
All the feedback provided has helped shape the draft borough-wide 2021-2025 strategy for adults with a learning disability – which can be easily downloaded from www.telford.gov.uk/LD
The Council wants now to consult with people who this strategy affects and establish if it will make a positive difference to them living well in Telford and Wrekin.
Councillor Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:
“We have sought the views of people who receive the service and their carers and families on what is important to them and on their aspirations. Based on this we have drawn up a five-year borough strategy for how we respond to their needs.
“We want to get their feedback again now, to make sure that the plan we have developed can significantly help them, their families and carers to receive the full assistance they need - in a way that enhances their independence in communities.
“Please join us at the virtual session on Thursday, 25 February so we can share with you our strategy on best supporting adults with learning disabilities to live well in our borough.