The Greater Manchester Learning Disability Strategy


Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership asked NWTDT/ Pathways Associates for support to write a plan for learning disability for Greater Manchester. This plan was signed off by the health and social care board on the 13th August 2018.  Lord Peter Smith the Chair of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Board wrote to all GM Chief Executives to request commitment to a 100 day challenge to ensure actions were underway in localities to deliver the new strategy.
To support localities with delivery of the 100-day challenge, the Partnership has commissioned Pathways Associates to provide 2.5 days of support per locality to develop and coproduce their plans. Pathways proposed facilitating an event in each locality to bring together self-advocates and other stakeholders to develop detailed action plans for the 100 day challenge.  Pathways began this work in January 2019 and events have taken place in most of the localities. 
Some examples of locally agreed priorities are to coproduce priorities with self-advocates and families, to re-establish a Learning Disability Partnership Board, to develop opportunities for people with a learning disability to obtain paid employment and work with GPs to improve the quality and take-up of annual health checks.  
A copy of the GM Learning Disability Plan can be obtained here:

6th April 2019

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