Five committee members committed their selves to work on the All Age Learning Disability and Autism Strategy
From attending an initial planning meeting on 9.10.18 facilitated by Lucy Virgo (Inclusion North) and Sally Fergerson (Rotherham Speak Up) they continued to attend further meetings with Council members and Carers to ensure that all comments were noted and were made into questions to gain the views of the people it was relevant to.
It was very important to ensure the wording of the questions were to the point, easy to understand and covered all areas of Housing, Employment, Health and Education which were required. And that there was sufficient scope for people to enter any other issues they may have.
After the training was complete the committee members took it in turns to facilitate sessions with members of the council and CCG to the peers they represent at Doncaster Hub, Stirling Smile, Rossington Smile, and Stainforth Smile. The feedback was good with many people referring to relationships as a subject they would like more help with.
As we have a good relationship with Rotherham Speak Up, they have approached us to see if we would be interested in working on future projects together
Following this work ChAD were invited to attend the Scrutiny panel at the Civic building where Councillors and DMBC Commissioners were present. ChAD members were asked a series of questions around difficulties people with LD may encounter around benefits, experiences of diagnosis, finding appropriate services as well as what other services were needed in Doncaster.