Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

Can the council do more for the disabled? Let them know

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A PROPOSED policy aiming to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a disabilities in Gloucestershire is asking for the public’s input.

In April, Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet agreed to run a consultation on a proposed policy called Building Better Lives.

The policy outlines changes they would like to make to the way they support people of all ages who have a disability.

An online public consultation has launched will and run until Monday, July 2.

Through the consultation, the council will seek to agree a set of shared values that will underpin the policy and the way we support people with a disability in the future.

It will also look at how to improve the transition from childhood to adulthood in social care, education and health.

The focus will be on giving people more choice and control and using the talents of people with a disability to play a key role in delivering services.

The proposal also hopes to raise the aspirations of children and young people with a disability, including more employment opportunities.

Cllr Kathy Williams, cabinet member for long term care, said "We are encouraging people to support the consultation and help shape the Building Better Lives policy for everyone in Gloucestershire living with a disability.

“We have a real opportunity here to improve the way that professionals support people with a disability, focussing on them as individuals and helping them to build the lives that they really want."

To give your views, visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/buildingbetterlives

For a copy of the questionnaire, email consultations@gloucestershire.gov.uk, which can be posted.

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