Local people will get the chance to give their views on proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities
Staffordshire County Council is asking people for their views on how it can support people with physical or learning disabilities, autism, or sensory impairments, to lead independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.
These views will inform the Whole Life Disability Strategy, which will set out how the county council plans to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and how they can be helped to prevent, reduce and delay the need for long term care services.
Two engagement events are being held on May 2 at the Holiday Inn on Clayton Road, Newcastle between 3pm and 5pm, and on May 3 at the Avon Business Centre, Avon Road, Cannock between 9am and 11am, where people will get the chance to view a draft strategy and share their views.
They can also make their voices heard online www.staffordshire.gov.uk/disability, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, any time until 5pm on 31 May.
County Councillor Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said:
“Helping people to become as independent as possible, for as long as possible, is a key priority for the county council. In partnership with our families and communities, we intend to do everything we can to prevent, reduce and delay the need for people to have a long-term reliance on social care services, and instead help them to achieve the independence that many people with disabilities have told us they want.“Our new strategy focuses on ability not disability, and how we can support people to enjoy living as independently as they can for as long as possible. By working within the budgets we have available, we want to provide services that give people the independence they want, while also ensuring that we protect services for those who need them in the future.”
Anyone wishing to attend an engagement event should email email@example.com or call 01785 278989 to book a place.