Isle of Wight Council

24 Nov 2017

Future support for learning disabilities

Islanders are being given a say in a new Learning Disability Strategy being developed by the Isle of Wight Council and partners.

Living well on the Isle of Wight is a joint plan to support adults with a learning disability. It is being developed along with the clinical commissioning group and NHS trust, and with the help and support of the Isle of Wight Learning Disability Partnership Group. 

People Matter, the Island’s user led organisation for people with learning disabilities and their carers, is supporting an engagement event at Westridge, Ryde, on Friday 1 December from 10am to 1pm. 

“This is an important opportunity for people with a learning disability, their families, carers and professionals who work alongside them, to have their say and contribute to the development of strategy” said Councillor Clare Mosdell, Cabinet member for adult social care and public health.

“The previous plan was developed in 2006, and it is essential we offer council and health services fit for purpose, now and in the future. 

"We started by consulting with, and talking to service users about what they wanted, and developed a draft approach. We are now going back to the public to make sure our proposals offer the supports needed and better enable people with learning disabilities to lead their lives to the full.”

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    • The drop in event is at Westridge main hall, Ryde, PO33 1QS on 1 December between 10am and 1pm.
    • You can also complete the online survey by copy and paste into your browser
    • Or write to: Learning Disability Strategy – Have your Say, People Matter, Independent Living Centre, 1 and 2 Bernard Way, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5YL
    Isle of Wight, UK