My life my future: implementing the Learning Disability Strategy

Updated information about the consultation for implementing the Learning Disability Strategy.

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board launched the Joint Learning Disability Strategy in 2015, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders across the county.

The Strategy’s vision is that “people with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community with the right support, at the right time, from the right people.” It has the aspiration of transforming the way services and opportunities are accessed by 2019. As a commissioner of services, Suffolk County Council has a key role to play.

To do this, Adult and Community Services (ACS) is working closely and consult with customers, family carers, the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board and learning disability providers. This approach is called co-production and will help ACS understand how services could be delivered in the future. We call this work 'my life my future'.

In July 2016, ACS started the work to gather views. At nine events around the county, over two hundred customers, family carers and providers gave their feedback about learning disability services in Suffolk. Fifteen learning disability services have been visited to find out more about what’s working and what’s not, directly from people.

Work with customers will continue through the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board, including one to one sessions with some of our customers and their advocates, who have volunteered to share their experience and knowledge.

The outcomes and recommendations from all these events are posted on this webpage and there is plenty of time for comments and feedback.

Organisations who are currently providing or are interested in providing services to people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable adults in Suffolk can find our PIN on the Contracts Finder website.

Procurement

Throughout late 2017 and in to 2018 there will be procurements for:

  • Urgent Respite
  • Short Term Enabling Support
  • Day, evening and weekend activities and planned short breaks
  • Walk in and peer support

Information about the consultation carried out in preparation for the tenders can be found on the consultation section of this website

There are more details under each of the tabs below. However, if you are a customer, family carer, provider or member of the public and you would like more information, to provide feedback or have any concerns please contact us: MyLifeMyFuture@suffolk.gov.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

We have held a number of events throughout 2016. You can find the feedback from the appreciative enquiry events, service visits and user led visits here.

On 2 December 2016 we held a Supported Housing market engagement event, more information can be found on the event presentation (PDF, 515KB).

We have carried out a range of engagement activities during 2016 and 2017.  You can find copies of the presentations used at provider events here:

You can find the feedback from the appreciative enquiry events, service visits and user led visits below:

 

 

 

Urgent respite

The urgent respite tender starts week commencing 23 October 2017. Preparation for this tender has included a range of engagement events and consultation with people, families and providers.

Copies of the presentations can be found here:

Feedback from the appreciative enquiry events, service visits and user led visits below:

 

Provider network

Many of you will be aware that we have been holding regular provider network events, these will be an opportunity for you all to make connections, see some of the work we’ve been doing and help us move even further towards the vision of the Learning Disability Strategy. We will be updating this page with more dates one confirmed.

In October 2016 we held a provider network event, where the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership presented the Year 2 strategy priorities update (PDF, 382MB).  

Short term support and peer support

There will be two separate procurements in Autumn 2017. One for short term enabling support and another for walk in support and peer support. Preparation for these tenders has included a range of engagement events and consultation with people, families and providers.