Consultation to improve Adult Learning Disability Services across Northern Ireland

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The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) is leading on a regional project to improve Adult Learning Disability Services across Northern Ireland.

The HSCB is working closely with the five Health and Social Care Trusts, which provide health and social care services to people across Northern Ireland in hospitals, health centres, residential homes, day centres and other social care facilities.

Through this work, the HSCB is looking to create a new Regional Model for Adult Learning Disability Services. This means that no matter where you live you will receive the services you need to help you and your family members or carers.

This new model will inform future services, taking account of population changes, experiences and the needs of adults with learning disabilities and supportive roles played by both statutory and community/voluntary sector providers across the region.

Project overview

The HSCB are currently engaging with service users, carers, healthcare staff and community and voluntary organisations across Northern Ireland to gain feedback on services with a particular focus on six key themes: ◦ Transitions ◦ Accommodation ◦ Care Support ◦ Health and Well-being ◦ Assessment and Treatment ◦ Meaningful Lives and Citizenship. Please click on the links (below) to access the surveys to have your say and help develop the new model. Service Users : Staff : Carers : They are aiming to assess what is currently working well, what can be improved and what needs to be done in the future to improve the lives of adults with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland. They will use co-production principles to develop the new model and hope to produce a report on this work early in 2020.

Commitment required

Formal consultation


The surveys will be available from 5 August – 11 September 2019.



Register your interest

For more information, please visit: Contact: Shirlie Murtagh -