‘My Life My Support My Money’. Moving Forward Together in Wandsworth. Project News July 2007. Who am I? My name is Sally Warren. In May I took up the post of Project Manager for the Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities working to
Moving Forward Together in Wandsworth
Who am I?
My name is Sally Warren. In May I took up the post of Project Manager
for the Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities working to
improve future Opportunities and Support for PEOPLE with
Learning Disabilities in Wandsworth.
My job is to ensure that the vision of the strategy is developed into action and that all developments in Wandsworth for people with learning disabilities are driven by the four principles adopted for the strategy. These are the principles of:
That each person needing support is regarded as a unique individual with her/his own strengths, aspirations and needs
That as far as possible, each person should have the opportunities and support to take control of their life
That as far as possible, these opportunities should be in the mainstreamof life together with fellow, and mostly non-disabled, citizens
These opportunities and support should seek to reduce the inequalities between disabled and other citizens (as the new disability equality duty requires)
Funding has been secured for a full time
worker for 1 year to develop Health Action
Planning … more news soon!
Keeping You Updated
The success of the project is largely dependent on all of us working together.
So we can all be kept up to date this e-mail newsletter will be circulated every 2 months. In addition we have the new web-site and lunch time workshops.
Please let me know if you have news to include in this newsletter.
New Head of Community Team
Jo Darrow joins us Community Health and Social Care Service Manager
for Adults with Learning Disabilities. Welcome Jo!
The Vision for PEOPLE with
Learning Disabilities in
Wandsworth in 2012
We are working towards a future where people with learning disabilities have greater choice and control over all aspects of their lives.
In order for this to become a reality we need to support people to have equal access to life, where people can choose from a range of options and a community where people with learning disabilities are accepted. We are developing the diagram below to detail this vision.
Opening Up the Community
e.g. Access to and involvement in
Putting People in Control
community activity and the realisation that
services are not the only answer
Strengthening the Voice
e.g. support to make choices, plan
your future, have a say on who, how
of People and Families
and when people support you
e.g. people knowing what they want,
and the support to try and get it
Having a Good Place to Live
e.g. choosing where you live, who you
live with, having the right support
Improving Health and
e.g. improved understanding of each
Having Good Opportunities
individuals health needs, improved access to
Outside of Your Home
health care, support for healthier lifestyles
and improved health
e.g. support to plan your days doing
the things you enjoy, learning, working,
Equal access to LIFE:
There is a Strategic Implementation Group (SIG) steering the strategy
and we have a number of people from the statutory and independent sector
supporting the work as Champions for the different areas of the strategy.
If you want to know more or want to get more involved
please call Sally on 020 8871 8424 or
e-mail [email protected]
New Commissioning and Service Development Officer
Alastair Bearne has now taken up this new role and is based at the Fairfield Annexe. Looking at how we commission and develop appropriate support is crucial to the strategy and this work will be part of our moving towards self-directed support.
Contact Alastair on: 020 8871 8130
Independent Living Fund and Direct Payments
Few people in Wandsworth access the Independent Living Fund or Direct Payments. Lisa Geary is now working to support people to access both.
If you want to know more please contact Lisa on 8700 0467
Moving Forward Together in Wandsworth