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Who am i my name is sally warren in may i took up the post of project manager

‘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

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

b)In Control:

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)

News Flash!

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!

Who am i my name is sally warren in may i took up the post of project manager

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

‘My Life


My Support

e.g. improved understanding of each

Having Good Opportunities

individuals health needs, improved access to

My Money’

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]

Who am i my name is sally warren in may i took up the post of project manager

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


  • My Life Working Group

  • The My Life group has been established to drive forward person centred

  • work in Wandsworth. The 25 people from a range of agencies in Wandsworth

  • are working together to:

  • Become more person centred in our day to day work

  • Offer independent facilitation to those who need it and

  • Raise awareness in agencies through support, training and intervention

  • We are in the process of setting clear goals, one of which is for each of us to start

  • supporting at least on person to develop a person centred plan.

  • Dynamite Project

  • We are in the process of facilitating a successful Dynamite Project with the support of Paradigm and in Control. The project has been developing and supporting

    • a number of young people and families with individualised funding

    • the skills necessary for people to take control of funding

    • a support network of facilitators and brokers for the young people and their families

    • Person Centred flexible supports for young people to buy

    • a system of allocation that acknowledges all the funding and support being delivered to an individual young person

    • accountability and audit process

  • A pilot is being facilitated over the summer with 9 young people managing a small budget. We will be celebrating the successes of the summer in September and then working towards the 9 people having individual budgets for next year.

  • Contact Lisa Geary for more information: 8700 0467

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

Who am i my name is sally warren in may i took up the post of project manager

Moving Forward Together in Wandsworth

  • The NEW Partnership Board Website

  • An important strand of the strategy is communication and

  • some great progress has been made in this area with

  • the development of the Partnership Board Website…….

  • the site is designed to be used by all: people with learning

  • disabilities, families, the public and professionals.

  • The Website will give you :

  • information about the past, current and future work of the Partnership Board

  • regular reports on the progress of the strategy

  • news and information in relation to people with learning disabilities

  • local stories of success and change

  • this newsletter

  • PLUS an image bank for you to use when developing accessible information will

  • be developed over the next few months

  • Have a look ………………….. www.mylifemyworld.info

Learning Together

  • We will be running a series of monthly workshops to give people a chance to come together an talk, listen, learn and share.

  • The workshops will be from 12 - 2pm at Platform 1Cafe on the first FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 7th September. The workshops will be free and you will have the chance to buy a great lunch as well!

  • Topics to be covered include:

  • What MY Person Centred Plan has meant to me

  • Moving toward Individual Budgets

  • Work and Benefits

  • Making the most of your days……

  • More information will be with you soon!

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