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Give your views about services for adults with a learning disability

There are an estimated 4,848 adults in Tower Hamlets who have a learning disability.

People with a learning disability have the right to be treated equally and to be in control of their own life. 

Most people with a learning disability want to live an independent life, have a job and live in their home, with the right provision in place to make this possible. At the moment, too many people with a learning disability live in residential care outside of Tower Hamlets and too few have jobs.

The council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are committed to supporting people with a learning disability to lead a fulfilling life. They are working with carers, local organisations, businesses and a wide range of health and other providers to identify what more can be done to achieve this. 

The council and CCG want to identify priorities for the next few years and set out plans for the future as part of an adult learning disability strategy.

Adults with a learning disability, carers, the public and staff working in local organisations are invited to give their views by taking part in an online survey from 2 -31 May at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/THALD.

Adults with a learning disability are also invited to workshop discussions taking place at the Local History Library & Archives, Bancroft Road, Mile End on Tuesday 16 May between 9:30 - 11:30am and Tuesday 6 June from 2-4pm.

As part of the proposals, an Adult Learning Disability Partnership Board will be re-established to progress the plans.

For further information or to be involved and contribute to the development and implementation of the plans, call

Lonica Vanclay on 0203 688 2517 or 07835 102 864 or email lonica.vanclay@towerhamletsccg.nhs.uk

To find out more about services for people with a learning disability in Tower Hamlets, contact Local Link, a free information, advice and advocacy service on 020 7001 2175 or email local-link@real.org.uk