Herefordshire Council: Consultation on the Strategic Commissioning Plan for People with a Learning Disability

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Dear Parent and/or Carer

Herefordshire Council: Consultation on the Strategic Commissioning Plan for People with a Learning Disability

Over the past few weeks, I have been working with others to prepare a commissioning strategy for people with a learning disability for the three year period 2015 to 2018 and I would like the opportunity to discuss this with you and seek your views. In addition, I shall be seeking the views of colleagues who provide services to people with learning disability in the voluntary and private sector and professional colleagues who here in Herefordshire Council and the Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

As you can see from this letter, a total of four consultation events are being held around the county and this letter is being sent out by organisations that provide services to people with a learning disability. I know that some people attend the services of more than one organisation so you may receive this letter more than once.

At each consultation event, I will do a brief presentation outlining:

  • The characteristics of a modern strategic commissioning plan.
  • The direction that government is asking us to take in developing services for people with a learning disability. References to key government documents and legislation
  • The characteristics of the local service and some local statistics.
  • Some ideas about how Herefordshire could proceed in the future.

The floor will then be open for observations, comments and suggestions about what we do, how we are doing it and where we need to improve in the future.

The dates and times of the venues are as follows:

17 June, 10.30 am-12.00pm at Ross-on-Wye.  The venue is The Ryefield Multi-Agency Office Meeting Room. Ryefield Children’s Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7AD. Capacity about 60 people.  There is limited car parking on site. Some street parking and parking at the Larraperz centre which costs a 50p donation.

17 June, 2pm-3.30pm at Hereford. The venue is The Hall, Kindle Centre, Asda Supermarket, Belmont Road, Hereford. HR2 7JE.  Car parking is available on site.

18 June 10.30am to 12pm at Leominster. The venue is the Multi-Agency Office, Earl Mortimer College and 6th Form Centre, South St. Leominster HR6 8JJ.  Parking is at the Halo leisure car park. When you walk towards the leisure centre, you will see a path going to Earl Mortimer College. The first building on the right hand side is the Coningsby Children’s Centre followed by Honey Bees Nursery. On the left hand side is the entrance to the leisure centre and bicycle park. The multi-agency office is the next building on the right hand side. Enter through the automatic double door.

18 June, 2pm-3.30pm at Ledbury. The venue is The Old Masters House, St Katherine’s, Bye Street, Ledbury HR8 1 EA.  Parking is in St Katherine’s Car Park

24 June 2015 from 7 – 8.30pm at Hereford. The venue is The Hall, Kindle Centre, Asda Supermarket, Belmont Road, Hereford. HR2 7JE.  Car parking is available on site.

I hope these timings will be convenient. I have tried to make the times so that, if you are not in paid employment then it is less likely that these will coincide with your caring responsibilities.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact my Business Support Staff  Mrs Maggie Morris or Mr Nick Boffin on 01423-260062 or email awbopsadmin@herefordshire.gov.uk.  It would be helpful if you could use these contact details to inform us of your attendance and at which venue.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

Best wishes, yours sincerely

Colin Sowerby, Interim Head of Adult and Wellbeing (Operations)

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