Learning Disability Strategy Survey

Closed 3 Apr 2020

Opened 6 Mar 2020


UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus restrictions the focus groups on 3rd and 6th April have now been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please give us your views over the phone or online using the guidance below.


“Building Foundations – Changing Lives”

This draft strategy sets out the priorities for improving outcomes for people with a learning disability in Wandsworth over the next five years and beyond.  The strategy is a collaboration between Wandsworth Council and Merton & Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group.

Our vision for people with a learning disability in Wandsworth is that they will be supported to live as independently as possible whilst ensuring they receive the right care for their needs. People with a learning disability will not be excluded and separated from mainstream society but will lead meaningful lives, making valuable contributions as part of the Wandsworth community.

Seeing people as individuals and looking beyond their care needs will be a key component of how we plan and deliver services. This will require "working with" people to be as independent as possible, rather than providing help and services which “do things for” people.

The draft strategy identifies five priorities that have been developed with stakeholders such as providers, carers and service users.

The five proposed priorities are:

Priority One: Where People Live – Housing and Care Support

Priority Two: What People Do – Employment and Day Opportunities

Priority Three: Moving to Adulthood – Transition

Priority Four: Keeping People Well – Improving Health Services

Priority Five: Increasing Life Opportunities –  Choice and Control 

For each priority, we have defined in broad terms where we are now and what we will do over the next five years. Groups will be established to work on each priority. These groups will include service users and carers as well as representatives from statutory services, voluntary and community groups.

Progress on each priority will be monitored by the Clinical Reference Group and fed back to partners. Feedback from service users, their families and carers and stakeholders, will be an essential part of the monitoring process.

Have your say

We would like to know your views about the draft strategy and our priorities.

You can have your say in multiple ways:

In person - You can attend a focus group:

We will be running sessions on two dates to meet with people who would like to have their say on Friday 3 April and Monday 6th April 2020.

To register your interest and find out more, please email: naomi.good@swlondon.nhs.uk

Over the telephone - You can share your views in a telephone interview: 

Please tell us your name, preferred time of day for a call and contact number by emailing Melanie.Cressey@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or calling 020 8891 7848.

Online - You can complete the survey online at the link below.

Please read the following documents before answering the online survey, so that you have all the available information before giving us your views.

The full draft strategy document is available here.

The Equality Impact and Needs Assessment (EINA) here gives more detail about the potential impact of the proposals.

An easy read version of the consultation information and questionnaire is also available to read or print here or you can complete it online here.

If you need any help completing the survey or would like a paper copy of the  survey please contact:

020 8891 7848 or Melanie.Cressey@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

What happens next

When the survey closes, the draft strategy document will be reviewed and updated to reflect the feedback received.


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