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1 Changing Learning Disability Services Swanley Day Service Consultation 2013

2 Agenda Welcome & introductions What’s happening Nationally and across Kent Swanley Day Service What do we mean by community based service Consultation and the next steps Any questions

3 Nationally Valuing people Now (2009) Valuing People (2001) Localism Act (2011)

4 Across Kent Better Days for People with Learning Disabilities in Kent Bold Steps for Kent (The Medium Term Plan to 2014/15)

5 Across Kent we are working to make sure we Put people first by Person Centred Planning and person centred approaches Support local services Assist people to be part of their community Support outcomes for everyone Work in partnership Use resources well

6 Swanley Day Service  The day service building needs to be suitable for a greater range of people  12 people access the service but more might wish to in the future  The available space within the Junction building may reduce in the future  Person Centred Planning

7 Person Centred Planning College Meeting up with Friends Swanley Gateway Changing Place Transport Sport & leisureIndependent living skills work

8 A new Community based service means: Service Users will be able to continue to receive the same level of service but within a community based hub nearer the town centre Staff will work and be supported from a central hub These hubs will assist: Access to a wider range of activities Person-Centered approaches Opportunities to learn new skills Opportunities to move on into employment Greater choice

9 Who will we consult with? People who currently use Swanley Day Service Family and Carers Those who might want to use services in the future Staff and union representatives Other organisations, e.g. schools, colleges, Care Managers, DPG, Advocacy Services etc

10 How are we going to do this? Meetings for Service Users and Carers Meetings for Staff Individual meetings Information sharing events District Partnership Groups Further discussions with local community resources A twelve week consultation from: 7 th November 2013 to 31 st January 2014 Including:

11 Questions?

12 If you have further comments: You can email: You can write to: Gillian Hollman, Brenchley House 123-135 Week Street Maidstone Kent. ME14 6RF You can log on to the website

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