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Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to change the way people with learning disabilities and autism are supported to lead fulfilling lives.





 













 

County Council Consults On Changes To Learning Disability Support

by Amber Valley Info on Thursday 10 January 2019



Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to change the way people with learning disabilities and autism are supported to lead fulfilling lives.


Derbyshire County Council plans to transform support so it focuses on an individual’s strengths to help them achieve personal goals rather than fitting people in to services that are available.


The introduction of the Care Act 2014 gave the council greater responsibility to ensure people with learning disabilities and autism lead independent lives.


Members of the county council’s Cabinet have approved the launch of a 12-week consultation which will run until 31 March 2019.


Letters have been sent to everyone who currently uses learning disability services together with a questionnaire which they, their family and carers are invited to complete.


Residents can also fill it in online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/consultations


A series of events for people who currently attend day services and their relatives and carers to give their views will run from 10am and noon on:


Two meetings will also be held for young people with learning disabilities who are due to move from the support of children’s services.


These will be held on:


Places need to be booked by contacting the county council on 01629 531307 or emailing telladultcare@derbyshire.gov.uk


Under the council’s proposals:


Councillor Jean Wharmby, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Care, said: “We want to make sure our services help people with learning disabilities lead fulfilling lives.


“They have told us they want to be involved in their local community, going out with friends, learning new skills or getting a job.


“Instead of trying to fit people in to services we have available, we are keen to make sure our support focuses on an individual’s strengths to help them achieve personal goals.”


The county council currently supports around 680 people aged from 18 to over 65 with learning disabilities – of those, around 460 currently attend a county council day centre.


Figures show that the number of people, particularly younger people, using day centres has fallen. Of the 15 council-run centres around the county, 14 have empty places as people are choosing to do other things.


Councillor Wharmby added: “I’d like to reassure people that no decisions will be taken until we have heard everyone’s views as we are committed to working together to come up with a service shaped by the people it affects most.”


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