Learning Disability StrategyFollowing a period of consultation the revised version of the Learning Disability Strategy is now available and is ready to enter its implementation stage. This is the first integrated strategy for learning disability services for the populations of Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. Our pride comes not only from having worked together to produce a future direction for learning disability services, but also from knowing we have built it based on the views of people with a learning disability and their carers.
The strategy is available to download below:
A Strategy for Adults with a Learning Disability 2012-2017 (PDF 1.3mb)
A Strategy for Adults with a Learning Disability 2012-2017 (Easy Read Summary) (PDF 3.3mb)
Please contact Karen Morris, Programme Manager with any queries on 01443 864528.
The Community Learning Disability Team provides services to people with a learning disability in the county borough. This team works in close partnership with other local agencies in the area in providing information and services to support people with a learning disability.
The following services are provided:
Accommodation Services provide accommodation and support for adults with a learning disability for short-term breaks or long-term support. The services are provided in a variety of settings throughout the county borough. The level of support provided to people is based on their assessed needs.
For further details, visit the Accommodation services webpage.
Community Support Services
Community Support Services provide daytime activities to adults with a learning disability in a variety of community-based settings throughout the county borough. The service aims to provide a wide range of person centred activities that promotes choice, social inclusion and independence.
For further details, visit the Daytime opportunity services wepage.
Assessment and Care Management
The Caerphilly Learning Disability Assessment and Care Management Team is jointly located with Aneurin Bevan Health Board Learning Disability Service. The aim of the Team is to support people who are known to the Learning Disability Team to address their health social care and well-being by promoting their independence.
The main focus of the team is to assess the needs of individuals and their carers and to work alongside the Protection of Vulnerable Adults service to ensure that vulnerable adults are safeguarded from abuse.
Our Social Services department also provide specific services to support adults with a learning disability. People can receive support after an assessment of needs has been carried out.
Some of the services include:
- services for people with a profound learning disability and/or a physical, sensory or communication disability
- daytime opportunities for older people with a learning disability
- services to adults which provide social and educational opportunities and link in with local community facilities
- services that promote and develop skills training and work opportunities
- services for adults with a learning disability who have more complex needs or behaviours that challenge
- a community support service which offers opportunities to maintain and develop skills, abilities and knowledge to live more independently in the community
- residential services which provide both planned and emergency temporary accommodation to those unable to stay in their own homes
- respite services offering planned and emergency short stays as well as a break for carers