Help and support for people with Learning Disability
We offer support to people with learning disabilities in Rutland (and their families and carers) When you contact us, we will discuss your needs and what help you might like. If necessary we will undertake an assessment with you. The sort of things which we might help you with are:
If you are being bullied or not treated very well or you do not feel safe – please let us know and we will try and help. There will usually be things we can do to make things better. See also Safeguarding Adults.
TELL YOU ABOUT SERVICES WE AND OUR PARTNERS CAN PROVIDE
You may need help with personal care, or support with shopping or cooking or in seeing your doctor. You might also need help with transport to get about Rutland and visit other places, or with your sorting out your money and getting benefits. We will let you know about all these things and put you in touch with those people who can help you. You might also need help with finding somewhere to live – or you might care for someone and be worried how you will cope when you get older.
GETTING A JOB OR FINDING SOMETHING TO DO
Rutland has a specialist Day Center for those with special needs and also other schemes to specifically help people find work, training or other recreational activities so they can play a full part in the community. RUTWEL offers training and support to prepare people for doing things in the community. Please contact the council if you would like further information.
HAVING YOUR SAY
In Rutland we very much want to know what you think about living in the County. We have a Learning Disability partnership Board involving people with Learning Disability, their Carers and professionals to consider what services are required and to shape new developments and policies such as Valuing People. You can help to have your say through Advocacy – individual support for people with Learning Disability (MOSAIC) and their carers (CLASP). We will put you in touch if you would like help to get involved.
Easy Read Version of the Have Your Say leaflet
Rutland County Council is always keen to hear what you think about the services that we provide. We want to know in particular:
- If you have an idea or suggestion about the services you receive
- Things that we do well (also known as a compliment)
- Things that have not been good for you (also known as a complaint)
The best way to find out how to get in contact with us is to read the leaflet Have your say (easy read version) that was published recently.
Rutland Partnership Board 4U - Information for people with a learning disability and their carers. Information on the Learning Disability Partnership Board: sub-groups; learning disability services; up and coming events and local news.
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT AND HELP TO DECIDE WHAT YOU NEED
The Council will help you decide what services you need and will let you know how much money is available to support you. You can either have the cash directly or get some help with handling this – or you can decide how the money is spent and we will keep hold of the money for you. Either way you decide what is best to meet your needs and what you would like to do. As long as you need the help and do not have a lot of money yourself you can get a personal budget or direct payment. Even fif you have a lot of money we will still help you find the services you need.
If you look after someone with a Learning Disability we can offer you help too, and an assessment in your own right. We can also arrange for you to have a break (Respite) form your caring responsibilities occasionally and also try and support you to get or keep a job
We work closely with health and the voluntary sector to ensure you get the health you need. We work with the Leicestershire Partnership trust, Leicestershire County Council, VAR and Rutland House Community Trust, CAB and others to make sure we can help you. If you have any concerns or problems about any of the services you receive, whoever provides them please let us know and we will see what we can do.
Joint Commissioning Strategy For Adults With Learning Disabilities 2009 – 2010 (Leicestershire and Rutland)
Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland have developed a joint commissioning strategy for adults with learning disabilities (pdf file) which will be delivered in 2009-2010.
The joint strategy describes key priorities and outlines the overall strategic direction for improving health and social care for people with a learning disability in Leicestershire and Rutland.
The driving force to make services better has been through the strategic direction of the Learning Disability Partnership Boards of Leicestershire and Rutland and the Learning Disability Commissioning Board. The views of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers about commissioning priorities are captured in this strategy.
Please contact the council on 01572 722577and ask to speak to the Adult Duty Desk who will be happy to discuss how the council might help you.