The Big Plan Survey

Closed 22 Nov 2022

Opened 11 Oct 2022


The Big Plan is Richmond upon Thames’s Strategy for people with learning disabilities and autism. It was made because it is important that as a local community, we continue to support people with learning disability and autism living in Richmond upon Thames to live a fulfilling life and achieve their full potential.

People with a learning disability and autism continue to face inequality in all aspects of their lives. The Big Plan describes the actions the local community commit to taking over the next 5 years to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and autism 
to help reduce this inequality.

We recognise that family carers play a central part in the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism, and underpinning the actions within the Big Plan is the acknowledgement that they must also support people in their caring role. As a result, it is hoped the Big Plan will contribute to the reduction of the the social, financial, mental and physical impacts that caring can have.

Most importantly, The Big Plan reflects what local people with a learning disability and autism have told us. They chose the themes and consulted each other on what mattered most to them within each one.

Over the next five years the local community has committed to working towards supporting people with a learning disability and autism to improve their experience in the following areas:

  • Travel - Be able to travel around the borough confidently and as independently as possible
  • Employment - Gain employment and skills and have an active role in their local communities
  • Housing and Support - Live as independently as possible in their own home
  • Technology - Maximise the use of technology and make full use of its benefits enhance their life and everyday living
  • Transition - Successfully transition into adult life
  • Relationships - Feel connected to friends and family
  • Physical health - Be fit and healthy
  • Mental health - Thrive and be resilient by managing and maintaining their mental health and wellbeing

We would like to hear your views about the actions for each theme. 

  1. What actions should be prioritised first
  2. Are they any actions that would help people with a learning disability and autism to live a fulfilling life and achieve their full potential?

Have your say

Please give us your views by clicking on the online survey link below. 

If you need to request a paper copy, a different language or format, or if you need any support to access the survey, please call 07816 126 691 or email

What we will do with your answers:

The Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) will use them to help develop the Big Plan’s actions for each theme.



  • Open to all


  • Richmond Borough