Scrutinising support for learning disabilities

Joanne Ginley

KIRKLEES Council is investigating new ways to help people with learning disabilities.

It is estimated that 10,000 people living in Kirklees have learning disabilities.

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The council’s health inequalities scrutiny panel is investigating why this sometimes makes people feel isolated and what can be done to help them actively participate in community life and activities.

The panel is focusing its work around four key themes – housing, transport, leisure and loneliness/fear.

It is now gathering evidence from people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers, and from professionals.

Anyone who would like to get involved can contact the scrutiny panel before February 5, by calling them on 01484 221916 or by emailing them on scrutiny. [email protected]