Public asked to comment on future of vital disability services around Burnham and Highbridge (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Public asked to comment on future of vital disability services around Burnham and Highbridge
PEOPLE are being asked to have their say on the future of vital services for people with learning disabilities.
Somerset County Council is considering whether more support should be provided by organisations outside the Council.
The council's in-house Learning Disabilities Provider Service (LDPS) accommodates just under half of adults with learning disabilities. The rest are supported by other organisations under contract.
Cabinet Member for adult social Care, Cllr William Wallace, said: “I want to stress that no decision has been made and we want to hear what people think before we choose a way forward.”
People using the service, their families and carers are being contacted directly and invited to take part in the consultation by completing a survey or attending consultation events. There will be support to help people with learning disabilities share their views.
The ten-week consultation ends on December 9. CLICK HERE or call 01823-357837 to take part.
The consultation is seeking people’s views on three possible options, which are listed in our poll below.
The Council’s Cabinet is expected to make a decision in February 2014.