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Cabinet Decision: 11th June 2009
Title of Item/Report
SUMMARY OF RECENT REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO THE COMMISSIONING OF SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a summary of two national reports published in recent months entitled (Six Lives: The Provision of Public Services to People with Learning Disabilities and Commissioning Services and Support for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs) which had implications for commissioning and the provision of services for people with learning disabilities.

Both reports highlighted wide ranging issues for the commissioning approach and operational oversight for learning disability services. A Learning Disability Strategy was being developed to focus on existing and new work to address each of the reports recommendations and would be in place by December 2009.

The Learning Disability Partnership Board was being reviewed to ensure that it could robustly monitor the action plan that was developed. In addition, learning disabilities would be strengthened via the refreshed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which would be completed by Summer 2009.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The contents of the two reports be noted.

2. The implementation of the recommendations contained therein be supported.
Reasons for the Decision
To ensure that Stockton’s commissioning and provision of services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs addresses the requirements of these national reports.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
Not Applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
By Midnight, Friday, 19th June 2009
Attachment

Date of Publication: 16 June 2009


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