Changes to service

PLANS to transform the future of Learning Disability Day Services in Cambridgeshire have been announced.

Following consultation with the people that use the existing service, plans have been developed that will provide an opportunity to transform the service while restructuring management and making back office savings.

Over the coming months, the users of the Learning Disability Day Service will see a number of improvements of a range of services and support to enable choice and flexibility according to individuals needs. For example, providing access to work opportunities – something which users said was a priority for them.

Other improvements include modernising buildings and making special adaptations to meet the needs of the people who use them.

Cllr Martin Curtis, Cabinet Member for Adult Services said: “Feedback identified a need for changes to make the current service more suitable to individual need. This means improvements to make sure we can respond to current and future needs of our service users –putting them at the heart of the service.

“The changes proposed will see better use of buildings, also allowing centres to be used as community resources. The transformation of day services will maximise individuals potential, whilst improving their access and integration with their local community.

“Our priority for our service is to keep people safe, supporting and protecting them when they need it most and ensuring that those with particularly high support needs are not put at risk but are given better opportunities and greater control, helping them to live independent and healthy lives in their communities.”