To approve the Council’s strategy for residents with a Learning Disability
Decision type: Key
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: None Specific;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/10/2019
Decision due: 23 Dec 2019 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Services - Charles Margetts
Lead director: Director of Adult Services - Matt Pope
Department: Adult Social Care
Contact: Wesley Hedger Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0118 974 6391.
Over 150 people with a learning disability
have been engaged in developing the key themes and proposal
included in the strategy. In addition carers and parents have been
engaged, enlisting the help of advocate organisations such as
CLASP, SEND Voices Wokingham and Wokingham MENCAP.
There’s been engagement with Addington School, which educates children and young people with special needs, to get the views of parents, governors and their staff.
Face to face and telephone support with online surveys aimed at residents with a learning disability, their carers and the staff who support them. Surveys now completed and results analysed.
Engagement with adult social care and NHS managers, GPs and with frontline nursing and social work staff.
Reference Number: WBC1097
Reason For Consideration: To ensure that the Council meets its obligations under The Care Act 2014 which sets out the statutory framework for providing support to people with disabilities and long term illnesses who need care to manage their basic daily living needs.