COUNTY COUNCIL

13TH NOVEMBER, 2019

 

SUBJECT :

LEARNING DISABILTY CHARTER

Purpose:

To introduce the West Wales Learning Disability Charter

Recommendations / key decisions required:

To Consider signing up to the LD Charter

 

Reasons:

To ensure all aspects of Council business aspires to the standards of the LD Charter.

 

Relevant scrutiny committee to be consulted :               NO

Exec Board Decision Required                                         NO

Council Decision Required                                               YES

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:-

Cllr. J. Tremlett (Social Care & Health Portfolio Holder)

Directorate

Communities

Name of Head of Service:

Avril Bracey

Report Author: 

Sharon Frewin

 

 

Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

 

Senior Manager, Community Inclusion

 

Tel Nos.

01267 242492

07789 371175

E Mail Addresses:

abracey@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

sfrewin@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COUNTY COUNCIL

 13TH NOVEMBER, 2019

 

SUBJECT:

LD CHARTER

 

 

 

To introduce the West Wales Charter, a set of standards and aspirations identified by people with a Learning Disability in relation to their rights and how they want to live their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPLICATIONS

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed:          Avril Bracey                                    Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

YES

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

YES

NONE

1. Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

·         The Charter supports the strategic direction of the following :-

o   Opening Doors…Lifelong Learning

o   Feeling Fine…Health & Well-being

o   Feeling Secure – Safer Communities;

Whilst also supporting us to deliver against the :-

- West Wales Integrated Area plan

- Social Services and Wellbeing Act

·         The charter will enable us to become more socially inclusive whilst supporting the human rights of those with a Learning Disability. Ensuring all individuals have access to appropriate support, employment, education, social opportunities whilst developing meaningful relationships of their choosing.

 

7. Staffing Implications

·         The authority and each line manager will need to consider how the principles of the charter are communicated to all staff. This may include additional training and the development of support networks facilitated by LD champions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed:       Avril Bracey                                    Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

 

 

 

1. Scrutiny Committee - N/A

2.Local Member(s)  - N/A

3.Community / Town Council - N/A

4.Relevant Partners  - Pembrokeshire/Carmarthenshire People First; Hywel Dda Health Board; Pembrokeshire County Council.

5.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations  - N/A

 


Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THERE ARE NONE 

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection