Our services aim to assist people who have a learning disability to lead full and rewarding lives and to have greater control over their own lives and the support they receive. We seek to enable people to be more involved in their local communities; living, working and enjoying leisure, recreation and education opportunities. Our aim, in partnership with other agencies, including user and carer groups, is for people with learning disabilities to enjoy better health and to be free from bullying and harassment.
Most of us need information, advice, or support at some times in our lives which cannot be provided by family or friends. Adult services may be also able to provide assistance. We can provide information; assess your needs and your carer’s needs; discuss what help with your care is available locally and provide access and links to a range of services that keep people healthy, active and safe.
We aim to respond promptly to requests for information and help, and to be as flexible as possible in our response. Wherever possible, we aim to provide services locally.
A major programme of service redesign is currently underway and will affect the way we provide services for people with a learning disability in Highland. In particular, we are working to ensure that there are more housing and care solutions available so that people do not have to move outside of Highland and can remain closer to their own homes and communities. We are also redesigning our day care services to ensure that people have greater access to services that are personalised to their particular needs and are supported to have access to a wider range of activities, including employment opportunities, where relevant. We employ a variety of measures to ensure that users and carers are involved in shaping developments and setting priorities and are working very closely with the Community Connectors, a service that we commission from Health and Happiness.
To find out more about Highland Learning Disability Services see the Partnership in Practice Agreement 2007-10 to the right under Policies, Procedures and Guidance.
- Adults with Incapacity
- Community Care Assessments
- Direct Payments and Self Directed Support
- Equipment and Adaptations
- Highland Care Programme Approach (CPA)
- Learning Disability Seminar
- Local Implementation Groups
- Transitions Planning
- Transport for Users of Social Work Services
Policies, Procedures and Guidance
- An easy read guide to Learning Disability Services in Highland 680kB
- Charges for non-Residential Services - leaflet for service users 144kB
- Charges for Respite Services - leaflet for service users 78kB
- Highland Learning Disability Services Partnership in Practice Agreement 2007-2010 309kB
- Its MY Choice - easy read booklet 380kB
- Its MY Choice - full directory 1.3MB
- Love Is... (leaflet) 1.7MB
- Love Is... (Policy) 1.4MB
- Love Is... (Staff Guidance) 220kB
- Tackling Indifference - NHS National Overview 1.3MB
- Tackling Indifference - NHS Press Release, December 2009 54kB