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Learning Disability Conference

Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre 19 September 2018

 A conference dedicated to the provision of services for children and adults with learning disabilities was held in Holmes Chapel Community Centre on 18 September 2018, hosted by Cheshire East Council Adult Social Care and Health and the Cheshire East Learning Disability Partnership Board

Over 80 delegates attended the event, including people with learning disabilities and their family and carers, Cheshire East Council staff, Clinical Commissioning Group staff; services providers; voluntary groups who joined together to explore the level of current provision; proposals within the new All Age Learning Disability Strategy consultation and celebrate what we have all achieved through coproduction through the Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Highlights of the event included a contribution from Springfield School Choir, a Special School for children and young people between 4-19 with learning disabilities and complex needs, and a martial arts display from Macclesfield based Urban Warriors, in which children, young people and adults with learning disabilities are supported to go through the national kung-Fu grades. The event also featured presentations from the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board, service users and Council staff.

Having enjoyed the day, Cabinet Members’ Councillor Janet Clowes Adult Social Care and Integration Portfolio Holder, and Councillor Jos Saunders Children and Families Portfolio Holder both stressed how great it was for agencies, service users and their families and carers to get together to share information and experiences of services, highlight local good practice, and be informed of new service developments.

To have your say on the new Strategy, please visit Learning Disabilities Strategy Consultation, view the strategy and contribute by taking part in the online survey. The consultation ends on Friday 05 October 2018.

For more information about the event, contact Email Mark Hughes Senior Commissioning Manager or Email Gerard Buckley Integrated Commissioning Manager.

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