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Your views are needed to develop the Vision for Edinburgh Day        Support and to help shape this into a long term strategy. The          questionnaire is the first stage of this vision, and we would welcome your comments and thoughts. Following completion of the survey, there will be a report and an invite to anyone who completed it to attend a meeting where the plans for developing day services for people with learning disabilities can be shared with you.

1. New Models for Learning Disability Day Support Collaborative - Background information

Edinburgh is part of a national innovation with Healthcare Improvement Scotland iHub called New Models for Learning Disability Day Support Collaborative The iHub in working with 7 other Health and Social Care Partnerships 2020 -2021. Supporting partnerships to define and plan their approach to the future delivery of day support for adults with learning disability to best meet the needs of individuals and their families/carers.

Here in Edinburgh our team members are from Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership: Mark Grierson, Jayne Kemp, Mandi Queen and Leanne McQuade, Hugo Whitaker (Edinburgh

Voluntary Organisations Council), Maureen Martin (Edinburgh Development Group), Claire Turnbull(Upmo), and Allan Tunnock (Inclusion Alliance)

The collaborative had been established to maximise partnership working on developing community led solutions to new models of day support. We recognise that doing this work at the time of a pandemic is not easy, the pandemic has led to changes of how some services are being delivered now and for some time to come. We also acknowledge the real financial challenges faced by families and people with learning disabilities along with their support providers and local government at this time. However, we have set out a vision paper to promote discussion and want to share this in the first instance with family carers to encourage debate, seek views and collaborate on taking this work forward in Edinburgh. We will fully involve all day support providers in Edinburgh, people with learning disabilities and a wide range of other partners as this work develops.

Developing a Vision for Edinburgh day support for people with learning disability

In developing our vision we are drawing from the key national strategies and principles such as The Scottish Government's 'Keys to Life' Strategy, launched originally in 2013, and updated in 2019:

People with learning disabilities should be treated with dignity, respect and understanding, They should be able to play a full part in their communities and live independent lives free from bullying, fear and harassment.

Everyone — including people with learning disabilities — should be able to contribute to a fairer Scotland where we tackle inequalities and people are supported to flourish and succeed.

Our vision for people with learning disabilities is shaped by the Scottish Government's ambition for all citizen's and by everything that we have heard from people with learning disabilities.

'The keys to life' (Home - The keys to life; and Keys-To-Life-lmplementation-Framework.pdf ) identifies what we will need to support people throughout their whole life journey. The keys to life has four strategic outcomes:

  • A Healthy Life:

People with learning disabilities enjoy the highest attainable standard of living, health and family life

  • Choice and Control:

People with learning disabilities are treated with dignity and respect, and protected from neglect, exploitation and abuse

People with learning disabilities are able to live independently in the community with equal access to all aspects of society.

  • Active Citizenship:

People with learning disabilities are able to participate in all aspects of community and society.

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

These key principles above for people who have learning disabilities are also central to the statement within the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan 2019 — 2022:

Our vision in Edinburgh is that we want people who have learning disabilities to live longer, have healthier lives and are supported to participate fully in all aspects of society. To be seen as individuals and are valued contributors to their communities

So how do we apply this to the day support services in Edinburgh?

We want to use the opportunities from the Collaborative and from engagement with local day support providers, to transform supports for adults who have learning disabilities, and to fully embrace the principles embedded in the Keys To Life and within the partnership's plan. We want to be ambitious in developing services to and apply these key principles in practice in Edinburgh.

Examples from the project team for consideration and discussion:

A Healthy Life - day support services can offer activities or support individuals to attend local services that can promote healthy living, keep people connected with friends in community settings and with peer groups to support good mental health Choice and Control - day support services treat all individuals with dignity and respect and can help people develop more confidence in all aspects of their lives. Consideration of holding an ISF (individual service fund) on behalf of someone, which could open up choice and control for the person. It could allow them to take part in activities in the evenings and weekends as well as day options, giving short breaks for the person and their family or friends

Independence - day support services support individuals to develop a wide range of skills that promote independence. Support could focus on supporting individuals to transfer these skills to employment and volunteering opportunities

Active Citizenship - day support services can link with, and support individuals to take part in, local activities that are of individual interest and promote inclusion in the person's community. Services based in specific localities could also become community hubs with a wide range of inclusive opportunities on offer

Throughout this we want day support services to focus on supporting good transitions for people, not just at school leaving age but with different transitions throughout their lives. Regular person-centred planning will be central to this. The Three Conversation approach and the Edinburgh Pact adopted by EH&SCP focuses on individual strengths and community assets. We also have the opportunity to take into consideration the development of the Edinburgh Pact which will be an informal agreement between the EH&SCP and the people of Edinburgh which will support thriving, healthy and informed communities.

We want to take some time working with different stakeholders to develop this strategy over the coming months to develop a shared and ambitious vision for support for people who have learning disabilities in Edinburgh.

Carers' Day Care Collaboration Questionnaire

New Models for Learning Disability Day Support in Edinburgh

We need your help to develop the Vision for Edinburgh day support for people with learning disability to help us shape this into long term a strategy in Edinburgh. The following questionnaire is the first stage of this vision, and we would welcome your views and thoughts. Following completion of the survey, we will issue a report and invite anyone who completed it to attend a meeting where we can share with you the plans for developing day services for people with learning disabilities in Edinburgh.

A Healthy Life - day support services should offer activities or support individuals to attend local services that can promote healthy living, keep people connected with friends in community settings and with peer groups to support good mental health.

Choice - day support services treat all individuals with dignity and respect and can help people develop more confidence in all aspects of their lives.

 Control - Consideration of holding an ISF (individual service fund) on behalf of someone, which could open up choice and control for the person. It could allow them to take part in activities in the evenings and weekends as well as day options, giving short breaks for the person and their family or friends.

Independence - day support services support individuals to develop a wide range of skills that promote independence. Support could focus on supporting individuals to transfer these skills to employment and volunteering opportunities.

Active Citizenship - day support services can link with, and support individuals to take part in, local activities that are of individual interest and promote inclusion in the person's community. Services based in specific localities could also become community hubs with a wide range of inclusive opportunities on offer.

 

Carers' Day Care Collaboration Questionnaire
New Models for Learning Disability Day Support in Edinburgh

We need your help to develop the Vision for Edinburgh day support for people with learning disability to help us shape this into long term a strategy in Edinburgh. The following questionnaire is the first stage of this vision, and we would welcome your views and thoughts. Following completion of the survey, we will issue a report and invite anyone who completed it to attend a meeting where we can share with you the plans for developing day services for people with learning disabilities in Edinburgh.

 

  1. A) Does your son / daughter / sibling use a day care service?

 

☐ No

 

☐ Yes

 

     B) If yes, which service do they attend?

 

 

 

  1. How old is your son / daughter / sibling with a learning disability?

 

☐ 16 – 21

 

☐ 22 – 24

 

☐ 35 – 44

 

☐ 45 – 54

 

☐ 55+

 

  1. When your son / daughter / sibling attends a day service what does that enable you to do?

(you can select multiple)

☐ Work

 

☐ Learning opportunities e.g. college, training, courses, informal workshops

 

☐ Retain social life outside caring

 

☐ Social activities

 

☐ Leisure activities

 

☐ Planning and / or shaping services for son / daughter / sibling

 

☐ Spend time with other son / daughter / sibling

 

☐ Refill your ‘batteries’

 

☐ Other (please specify):

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How important is it to you that the day services being provided for your son / daughter / sibling provide:

 

(see additional information below)

 

 

Very important

 

Important

Not important

A Healthy Life

 

Choice

 

Control

 

Independence

 

Active Citizenship

 

 

  • A Healthy Life - day support services should offer activities or support individuals to attend local services that can promote healthy living, keep people connected with friends in community settings and with peer groups to support good mental health.

 

  • Choice - day support services treat all individuals with dignity and respect and can help people develop more confidence in all aspects of their lives.
     

  • Control - Consideration of holding an ISF (individual service fund) on behalf of someone, which could open up choice and control for the person.  It could allow them to take part in activities in the evenings and weekends as well as day options, giving short breaks for the person and their family or friends.
     

  • Independence - day support services support individuals to develop a wide range of skills that promote independence.  Support could focus on supporting individuals to transfer these skills to employment and volunteering opportunities.
     

  • Active Citizenship - day support services can link with, and support individuals to take part in, local activities that are of individual interest and promote inclusion in the person’s community. Services based in specific localities could also become community hubs with a wide range of inclusive opportunities on offer.

 

  1. What availability would you like the day service to offer?

(you can select multiple)

 

☐ 8am – 12pm

 

☐ 12pm – 3pm

 

☐ 3pm – 6pm

 

☐ 6pm – 9pm

 

☐ Other (please specify):

 

 

  1. When do you want the service to be offered?

(you can select multiple)

 

☐ Monday to Friday

 

☐ Saturday to Sunday

 

☐ Other (please specify):

 

 

 

 

  1. Would you like the day service to be building based?

☐ Yes

 

☐ No

 

☐ I would like there to be options for day services to be delivered in buildings, outdoor spaces and in the community

 

☐ No opinion

 

  1. How do you want the day service to be arranged and paid for?

☐ Self-Directed Support option 1
(organised and managed by you using Direct payments you receive on your son / daughter / sibling)

 

☐ Self-Directed Support option 2
(organised by you and managed by provider using an Individual Service Fund paid to son / daughter / sibling service)

 

☐ Self-Directed Support option 3
(organised by social worker under your direction and paid to provide directly by the Council) (sometimes referred to as a spot purchase or block contract)

 

☐ Self-Directed Support option 4
(some organised by you, some arranged by your social worker)

 

  1. A Do you need your day support to include a transport / travel service to and from you son / daughter / sibling parents home?

☐ Yes

 

☐ No

 

Any comments on this issue you would like to make:

 

 

 

 

 

 

     B) If yes, which transport would you like your son / daughter /sibling to use?

 

☐ Assisted travel e.g. minibus, taxi

 

☐ Travel training e.g. support to use public transport

 

☐ No opinion

 

 

Any other comments or contributions regarding the questions above or the work of the New Models of Day Support Collaborative as described above?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please tick if you would like to be informed and / or involved in further developments of the work of the New Models of Day Support Collaborative:

 

☐ Informed of further developments

 

☐ Involved in further developments

 

 

Contact Information

Name

 

 

Address

 

 

 

 

Post Code

 

 

Email Address

 

 

Phone Number