Changes in Learning Disability Service: Find Out More

Another chance to find out more

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

Changes in Learning Disability Service: Find Out MorePeople 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.

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Tuesday, 17th August, 2010 3:51pm

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L PINKERTON

I can’t remeber Roger answering a question.

L PINKERTON

should have been, … remember Woger …

L PINKERTON

Wong again.

hazel wyld

WELL i DIDN`T HEAR THEM ANSWER A SINGLE QUESTION AND i WAS THERE! We were asked to submit questions in writing and told they would be answered at the end and then guess what…they ran out of time to answer any of them.

sw

they did eventually answer the questions via e.mail nearly a month late and it wasn’t worth reading as it was the usual non truths for answers and that was even after they had more than a month to come up with them!!!!

Rubber Bullett
What they are doing (and have already done) is cutting the budget by up to 50%. You won’t hear them say that of course. All the old providers are being replaced with self employed lone ‘carers’ willing to do it for a low hourly rate. No-one will ever know what they actually did for the money, other than look after an adult with a learning disability for… Read more »
DP
Couln’t agree with you more. There will be no one left to monitor these ‘lone’ workers as yet another learning disbility care manager is leaving soon – their team leader is on long term sick leave. The learning disability team at Social Services is in chaos at the moment with care managers leaving on a monthly basis – all we will have left soon is unqualified, low… Read more »
hazel wyld
Was is scary about all this is am I supposed to put my daughter into the hands of some unknown care [email protected] I agree most of them do an excellent job, those at Medina in particular but we have had one bad experience of someone abusing a poition of trust and I for one would not be willing to let her go off for the day with… Read more »
intentionally blank
did you have the same attitude the first time you used medina? when you knew none of the staff there and neither did your daughter? What about when a new member of staff joined? I would guess you took the time to get to know them first before allowing them to care for your daughter. Theres no reason you cant do the same again. It might be… Read more »
hazel wyld
of course you are right but it is one thing to take my daughter to a day centre and another to let go off for the day with a total stranger on her own….and of course I am being over protective but I once left her where I thought she was safe and she wasn`t, that sort of experience tends to make you a bit paranoid, so… Read more »
DP

There’s actually a world of difference between dropping your daughter at a centre where they have qualified, supervised and fully monitored staff who have all had CRB checks, and letting your daughter go off ‘on her own’ with someone who legally does not have to be trained, CRB checked or insured. I think I’d be worried too!!

intentionally blank
it doesnt matter if someones trained or not, crb checked or not, it makes sense to get to know them before trusting them with your daughter. Having said that, it makes sense to get to know anyone before trusting them with anything. Doesnt matter if its a day care centre or a lone carer. If anything, I would suggest a day care centre is actually less safe,… Read more »
sw
DP i was at the so called consultation at the football club in june and i heard the team leader of the learning disabilty team say that he had the best team going and that his team was doing much better than the childrens team are you disputing that?? (mind you someone did comment that they would be ashamed of that comment as the childrens team was… Read more »
Helen
i am told that the manager of the LD team has gone off on long term sick with stress. you have to laugh, what about his collegues?? Leave them to fend for themselves! my daughter has just been awarded a personal allowance (Personal budget) which is a good amount for what she needs. seems that a few more people are thinking of having one and these brokers… Read more »
Helen

sorry, its the riverside centre where its being held. i cant say i am inspired by anything else the riverside offers but i will go and see if i can get some answers.
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Helen

i am clearly losing the plot! just realised what the article was about! ha ha ha :-) that’l teach me for reading the messages without reading the article!

H

sw

good on you helen we’re all allowed to lose the plot when dealing with the council, they kinda send you that way!!! perhaps that’s their plan to get us off their backs! [email protected] be there have a couple of questions myself…….again!!!

hazel wyld
I shall not be able to go to the meeting on the 24th as I have to take a teenager in my care to Brockenhurst college for an important meeting, incidentally I wrote to David Cameron expressing my concerns at the closing of the Day centre and the plight of those in residential care who have lost their day service and now look like losing their homes… Read more »
hazel wyld

As I was not able to attend the above meeting would be interested to hear from any of you who were there what happened and how enlightened you now feel.

Patricia
Just thought I would feed-back as Hazel had requested: Lots of senior local authority staff and a lady called Jan Gavin from the service that offers brokerage. Didnt spend much time with the council staff but heard they were quite helpful. Spent time talking to Jan who gave me and my husband some very good information about personal budgets. It wasnt a hard sell (her words) just… Read more »
Justintime
Hi All Just wanted to say that I agree with patricia, it was quite a good drop in with info on all sorts. Lady called Jackie Raven was informative about service cuts and day service cuts but gave alternatives. Lady called Jan Gavin was actually excellent in offering information on having a personal budget and what resources are available. My advice for what its worth, call her… Read more »