If you missed the chance in June to find out more about the changes being made to the Learning Disability Service, there’s another chance to later this month. Ed
People with learning disabilities are being invited to attend a drop in session with their family and carers to speak to managers at the Isle of Wight Council and Isle of Wight NHS about the changes taking place within the Learning Disability Service.
The council is responding to requests from service users and carers for another opportunity to ask questions about personalisation and the Learning Disability Service.
Not all made it to previous consultation
A consultation took place in June but interest in the topic and the demand for places was so high some people did not get the opportunity to attend.
The drop in session will take place between 9.30am and 1.30pm on Tuesday 24 August at The Riverside Centre in Newport.
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the session.
Cllr Roger Mazillius, Isle of Wight Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Housing said: “The consultation event we held in June was very successful as we were able to answer questions, share information and gather important views from those affected by the changes taking place within the service. Unfortunately we were unable to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend, so in response to this we have organised this drop in session at the Riverside Centre for those who were unable to attend the last event.”
A list of frequently asked questions generated from the last event and other communications with service users will be available at the event. These questions can also be accessed via the learning disability partnership board section of iwight.com.
Those who missed the last event and would like to attend the drop in session on 24 August should contact the council on 01983 520600.