Consultation on Hertfordshire learning disabilities strategy

Published: 07 Sep 2018


Hertfordshire residents have the chance to share their views on our proposals to make things better for adults with learning disabilities in the county by taking part in our consultation.

The public consultation is open from 16 August to 9 November 2018 and seeks to find out the views of people with a learning disability, those who support people with learning disabilities and other interested parties’ on our draft learning disabilities strategy.

The easy read strategy sets out our ambitions and priorities for 2019-2024, and is broken down into three key areas; being healthy, living locally and involvement in local communities.

The health-focused proposals include helping more people to have a Learning Disability Annual Health Check, getting more people with learning disabilities on the GP Learning Disabilities register and making sure more people are offered health screenings and flu jabs.

Colette Wyatt-Lowe, Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health, said:

This strategy affects people in Hertfordshire who have a learning disability, and their families, carers and professionals who support them, and so we encourage anyone with experience of learning disabilities or an interest in these services provided for people in the county, to please get involved.

“We will be sure to take on board the views of our service users during this consultation process and before making any decisions, so please provide feedback to us online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ldconsultation.”

The joint commissioning strategy has been created in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).

Support to complete the consultation is available; if this is required please email ACSCommissioning.Support@hertfordshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 123 4040.

You can complete the consultation survey and look at the easy read draft strategy by visiting www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/ldconsultation.