Wales: life with learning disabilities targeted

07 September 2018

The way services are delivered for people living with learning disabilities is to be transformed.

The Improving Lives programme focuses on improving services in five key areas: early years, housing, social care, health and education, and skills and employment.

Early years focuses on reducing adverse childhood experiences. New models of supported housing will be developed and the provision of social care will be broadened. Annual health checks will be offered and specific hospital needs met. Finally, targeted careers advice will support young people towards realising their potential.

Minister Huw Irranca-Davies said: ‘We’ve met more than 2000 people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. The response shows we have some work to do before we can be sure all services are person-centred and flexible enough to meet people’s needs.’

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