Dozens attend launch of adult learning disabilities engagement

Dozens of people attended a series of events to hear about how the borough aims to shape the future of care for adults with learning disabilities and their families.

Telford & Wrekin Council welcomed professionals, partners, social workers, carers and family members 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. 

A number of presentations were held, with a public launch last week.

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

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

“Adults with learning disabilities should have the opportunity to live happy, healthy, safe and independent lives.

“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.” 

You can take part in the engagement by visiting:  

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

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