Across all services in Telford and Wrekin we want to promote independence of people with learning disabilities and help people to live well. People with learning disabilities, and their families, in Telford and Wrekin should be able to access advice, information, care and support that is aspirational, modern and meaningful.
“A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money - which affects someone for their whole life. There are different types of learning disability, which can be mild, moderate, severe or profound”.
Definition taken from the Mencap website. Visit the Mencap website to find out more about learning disabilities.
We are proud that there is good support for people in Telford and Wrekin, but we know there are many things that could be better. We want to make these improvements over the next four years. To enable this to happen:
- we have a Telford & Wrekin Learning Disability Partnership, Co-chaired by a person with lived experience and meets every 8 weeks. View the LD Board for more information about the Telford & Wrekin Learning Disability Partnership Board.
- the development of a Learning Disability Strategy for co-developed by people with lived experience, families, carers and staff from various organisations that will set out the areas that are most important to people. View the draft Learning Disability Strategy.
These webpages will be updated regularly in relation to the areas of development but please do contact us if you need any additional information.
Last updated: 10/05/2021 15:31