Cheshire West and Chester Council launches Learning Disability and Autism Consultation for Adults 16+

22 June 2021

A new consultation has been launched by Cheshire West and Chester Council to look at how adult learning disability and autism services are provided in the borough and how they can be improved.

Cheshire West and Chester Council and NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group want to hear from people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who are 16 years of age and over, their families and carers.

Services being consulted on include:
  • Day care services
  • Outreach services (also known as home care or domiciliary care)
  • Supported living services
  • Short term care also known as "step up/step down provision"
  • Short break services (also known as respite services)
  • Residential and nursing care services
Councillor Val Armstrong, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health said: "This consultation will help us to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/or autism receive good quality community services across the borough.

"If you are a person aged 16 or over living with a learning disability and / or autism or care for someone living with a learning disability and / or autism we want to hear from you.

"We want to understand what you think about the services you receive and what we can do to improve the quality and experience of those services."

Views can be shared in a variety of ways, including via an online survey or through ideas boards here: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/LDandAutismConsultation

People can request a hard copy of the survey, help to complete it, or learn more about taking part in a workshop by calling Cheshire Community Action on 01244 400222.

You can also share your views:
  • By email: LDandAutismConsultation@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
  • By phone: 0300 123 8 123 and quote 'LD and Autism Consultation'
  • Or in writing: Learning Disability and Autism Consultation, Insight and Intelligence Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE 
Council information is also available in audio, Braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a BSL interpreter, please email: equalities@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

The consultation will run from 22 June to 16 August 2021.

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