Social Care Institute for Excellence has recently launched some new films that may be of interest to people involved in the social care and social work sector.
These films feature people with learning disabilities and look at how they can be supported to experience choice, control and independence.
You can view these films on the Social Care TV website.
A film is available to watch online for people with learning disabilities about the benefits of learning to use the public transport system. You can watch this film here.
Adult social services is changing. Personalisation is about you being in control of the support you need and making sure that services are more personalised to your specific needs and individual circumstances.
The council provides a range of services to help and support people with learning disabilities and their carers.
You will be able to direct your own support and have complete control over the services you receive. You can ask for help to be able to do this.
When offering services to support individuals with learning disabilities the council considers social inclusion, independent living and the needs of carers at all times. Help can be offered in areas such as:
If you would like to assess which level of care you require you can complete our online self assessment form, request a full assessment or contact the learning disabilities team on 01724 298222.
Many council documents, including plans and information leaflets are available in 'easy read' format on the Easy Read page.
The council's health care for people with a learning disability feedback form can be viewed below:
Health care for people with a learning disability feedback form
Learning Disability Services
Ironstone Centre /NHS Centre
Tel: 01724 298000
Fax: 01724 298034
Minicom: 01724 298035