To ensure the strategy is informed by people with learning disabilities, families, carers and professionals a period of engagement was undertaken. The engagement was undertaken with due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty of the S149 Equality Act 2010.
The engagement activity ran from 30 September to 11 November 2020 and included:
- virtual face to face sessions
- easy read questionnaire
- online questionnaire
- stakeholder sessions through various partnerships, including the Making it Real Board and Learning Disability Partnership.
Due to the Covid Government restrictions the engagement was unable to hold face to face sessions with people with learning disabilities. To ensure their voice was heard if they were unable to engage directly, families, carers and staff were asked to support the person to tell us their views.
The engagement asked people what was important to them, or the person they support, around the following areas:
- being healthy and independent
- having friends and relationships
- having choice
- getting out and about
- having a job
- having the right support
- accessing respite
- the impact of Covid.
During the engagement period we engaged with over 160 different people, including 32 people with learning disabilities as well as families, carers and staff from various organisations supporting people with learning disabilities.
The draft strategy has been developed from the engagement feedback and from discussions at the Telford & Wrekin Learning Disability Partnership Board.
Download the feedback from people with learning disabilities in easy read format from our previous engagement.
Download the feedback from families, carers and staff from various organisations from our previous engagement.
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