VIEWS are being sought on plans to improve opportunities for people with autism and learning disabilities.
Organisations including Solihull Council, NHS Birmingham and Solihull, Birmingham Children’s Trust, Birmingham City Council and the voluntary community sector, who make up the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System, have agreed to create a consistent vision to support people with learning disabilities and autistic people of all ages.
Plans include to increase of awareness of autism and other learning difficulties and support for those people to live independently.
Lisa Stalley-Green, deputy chief executive and chief nursing officer for NHS Birmingham and Solihull, said: “We have worked closely with people with lived experience and partners to develop draft visions for learning disabilities and autism to ensure they reflect the lives and aspirations of local people.
“We now want to involve a wider group of people, including professionals, providers, people with lived experience and parents/carers to help finalise our visions and shape our delivery plans in Birmingham and Solihull.”
Councillor Tony Dicicco, Solihull’s cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health says: “This collective focus will help us as partners to prioritise our resources and co-ordinate our approach to improve the support and outcomes for people with a learning disability and autistic people. We need to know what is important to you.”
The surveys and strategies, including easy read versions, and dates for engagement events are on the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board website here.
Paper copies of the surveys are also available in Solihull libraries from January 26.
The surveys close on March 6.