Chance for people to help shape disability day services in Staffordshire

Thursday, 31st January 2019

ADULTS with a learning disability or autism and their families are getting the chance to help reshape day opportunities.

Staffordshire County Council is asking people, including families, carers and providers for their views on what currently works and how services could run in the future.

Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has previously been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future.

Now, people will get the chance to share their views on the services and have their say on a number of options up for consideration.

Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “From the feedback, we’ve gained from service users so far, it’s clear that our community offer for people with learning disabilities needs to change so they are fit for the future.

“Although the services are used by only a relatively small number of people, we are committed to ensuring they are given the best opportunity to be part of their local community.

“We want to engage with as many service users, families and carers as possible, so we can design services that really make a difference to people’s lives, helps them achieve the independence they have told us they want and prevents the need for long-term reliance on social care services.”

The survey can be accessed online at https://consultation.staffordshire.gov.uk/transformation-support-unit/copy-of-community-offer. An easy-read version is also available.  For more information, you can visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/ald2022 or email wholelifedisability@staffordshire.gov.uk.