We want your views on care for adults with learning disabilities

A wide-ranging engagement will be launched to shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

Telford & Wrekin Council 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, we are asking you to think beyond the obvious and help us shape the future during a six week engagement. 

We want to know what is important to you, what works well and what you aspire to. 

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.

Councillor Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “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.” 

You can take part in the engagement from Tuesday, 25 February, by visiting: www.telford.gov.uk/ld 

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

The engagement runs until 9am on Monday, 14 April.