As part of our What Matters To Me project, Learning Disability Wales is offering free training sessions and a free easy read guide to help people with a learning disability to better understand their assessment for care and support.

Under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 there are new rules about how local authorities should assess people for care and support and draw up and deliver care plans based on their assessments.

Fundamental to these new rules is that the individual should be involved in the assessment and care planning process to ensure that their well-being goals are recognised and that care and support appropriate to meeting these goals is put in place.

Learning Disability Wales has received money from the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant to produce Easy Read materials and run training and awareness sessions.  These materials and training are for people with a learning disability about the assessment and care planning system with an aim of improving their engagement and involvement in the process.

How to get your free training

The free training is an accessible and interactive 3 hour session for people with a learning disability. It will improve their understanding of their care and support assessment, their right to be involved in the assessment, and what well-being is. The training is delivered by experienced trainers, including trainers who have a learning disability.

If you are part of a group or organisation the trainers can come to your office and train a group of people. You are welcome to bring your family carer or supporter along with you if you want to.

Update: June 2019. The free training has now been taken. We are still able to offer the training at a reasonable cost for you or your group. Please enquire.

Book your free training and find out more about what the training includes here.

How to get your free easy read guide

‘What Matters to me: Assessment and care planning under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act’ is an easy read guide is for people with a learning disability and their families. It tells you about:
  • Your rights to care and support from your local authority. And what your carer’s rights are.
  • What local authorities must do when you let them know that you or someone you know needs care and support.

Download the free easy read guide here. 

More information

For more more information visit our What Matters To Me project page, or phone Inacia Rodrigues on 029 2068 1160.