Have Your Say about Hampshire’s  Learning Disability Health Services

NHS leaders in Hampshire are working together to review the county’s current learning disability services and improve them. Their aim is to design a sustainable community-based service, which helps to reduce health inequalities for local people with a learning disability. 

The project is being run by Southern Health, supported by NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and has three stages. Firstly looking at what is currently available, then hosting two week-long workshops to gather ideas for future services, before the final ‘implementation stage’ in the spring, which acts on all these ideas.

The workshops will determine what the service should be in the future and will run from Monday 21 January and Monday 28 January at Totton College – and they’re open to anyone with an interest in learning disability services.

If you are a service user, a carer, a patient advocate or perhaps a health or social care worker, we’d love you to join the conversation. 

You can do this either by attending a workshop or remotely contributing your thoughts and ideas by reading daily summaries of the workshops and inputting your views retrospectively.

Email helen.bonds@southernhealth.nhs.uk or visit Southern Health’s website: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/get-involved/transformation-programme/a-review-of-community-learning-disability-health-services/ for more details.

You can also follow the project on Southern Health’s Twitter and Facebook feeds during the last two weeks of this January 2019.