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Strategy launching aims to ensure good community life for Bexley people with learning diabilities

PUBLISHED: 15:14 20 June 2017

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It was created by Bexley’s Learning Disability Partnership Board

A strategy is launching in Bexley with aims of ensuring a good community life for people with learning disabilities in the borough.

Bexley’s Learning Disability Parnership Board, made up of statutory organisations, local providers, voluntary sector, people with learning disabilities and carers, have marked the plans to start during Learning Disability Awareness Week from June 19-25.

The stategy has been adopted by Bexley council and NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and the board will drive and oversee the work needed to deliver everything over the next three years.

Brad Smith, Bexley council cabinet member for adults’ services, said: “We’ve co-operated the strategy through consultation with service users, carers, partners and stakeholders. It focuses on three key priorities: stay health, living my life, and keeping safe. It aims to shape how best to deliver service, promoting more local choice, and supporting people to have better control over their own lives.”

Events will be taking place across Bexley during the week-long initiative. For more information on these or the strategy call 020 3045 5900, or email LDTransformation@bexley.gov.uk

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