Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Disability Strategy Group want to know your views on learning disability services to develop a new strategy for people with a learning disability and their carers.
The Group want to know what people think about services they currently use, and what they might want to use in the future. The survey covers many different areas such as where people want to live, what they want to do, and how they keep healthy.
The anonymous survey will be helpful in understanding what people need now and in the future, therefore the Group are keen to hear from as many people as possible. It would be especially helpful to hear from people who may use services privately.
All of the feedback received from the survey will be used to develop a strategy which will be consulted on later in the year.
Councillor Alun Williams, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Learning Disabilities Services said, “As our population changes, it's important that services remain fully in tune with the needs of our client groups. We'd therefore like people to tell us what they find most helpful about the learning disability service right now and also the kind of service they'd like to see in the future. We hope as many people as possible will take part.”
The Group also want to hear from the carers of people with a learning disability, in order to understand what is important to everyone. There is a separate survey available for carers, and this information will also be used to develop the strategy.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Social Services said, “It’s vital that the views of Carers are heard in developing this new Strategy. As Carers' Champion, I urge as many as possible to respond to this survey. For any further assistance, contact the Carers Unit.”
The survey can be found on the Ceredigion County Council website, www.ceredigion.gov.uk/consultations and click on ‘Questionnaire for carers of people with a learning disability’.
For more Information, contact the Carers Unit on 01970 633564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline has been extended to 23 February to allow more time for residents to respond.