Learning Disability Services in Suffolk

Have your say on the future of services for people with learning disabilities in Suffolk (My Life My Future)

Please tell us what you think about our proposals below:

Proposals in full:

The consultation is open from Tuesday 13 June - 5pm, Monday 10 July 2017

Take the consultation survey

There are lots of other ways to take part:

  • Download an easy read version (PDF, 2MB) of the survey

    Please either send the finished survey to the following address or request a freepost envelope by calling 0345 603 1842 :
    My Life My Future
    Suffolk County Council
    Endeavour House
    8 Russell Road
    Ipswich
    Suffolk
    IP1 2BX

  • A copy of the survey can be sent to you.
    Call: 0345 603 1842 or,
    Email: mylifemyfuture@suffolk.gov.uk 
  • Take the survey over the phone.
    Call: 0345 603 1842

After the consultation ends we will look at the feedback and consider what it is telling us about the proposals.

In September 2017, Cabinet will consider the outcome of the consultation and any recommendations to change how services are delivered in the future. If Cabinet approves the recommendations, we will work with customers, family carers, learning disability providers and the Learning Disability Partnership Board to make the changes.

In 2015 the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership Board launched the Joint Learning Disability Strategy.

The Strategy’s vision is; “People with learning disabilities live good lives as part of their community with the right support, at the right time, from the right people” and it has the aspiration of transforming the way services are delivered to meet changing needs and expectations of people with learning disabilities.

Over the last 18 months we have been working on how we can achieve this, we have called this programme of work ‘My Life My Future’. As part of this, we spoke to over two hundred customers, family carers, learning disability providers and the Learning Disability Partnership Board to find out what they would like to see from services in the future. We also shared different ideas and gained feedback. We call this way of working co-production.

The feedback we received is available on the My Life My Future webpage. We have used this to develop proposals to change how learning disability services are delivered in Suffolk, we believe the proposed changes would give people more choice and control, and also help us manage demand for services better.

My Life, My Future consultation, Overview

My Life My Future consultation, FAQs

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Day, Evening & Weekend activities

Planned Supported Breaks

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Urgent respite

Short term support and drop-ins

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The befriending scheme

Personal budgets

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