We are working in partnership with our colleagues in the social care sector to highlight a number of very important issues that threatens the future of care and support services in the UK.
LD Voices is a coalition of providers of learning disability services. We have joined forces because we are concerned about the future for people with a learning disability and worried that continued spending cuts will negatively impact on our ability to deliver personalised, high quality care.
As budgets are being squeezed, there is a real risk that the most vulnerable people in our society will be let down. Lifeways and all the other members of LD Voices have only one aim; to secure a better future for people who require support to live their lives. Our great fear is that unless there is a change of direction from the government our ability to do this will be badly damaged.
Lifeways vision is to provide bespoke, high quality support that empowers people to have choice and control. Since 1995 we have been working with individuals, families and our local authority partners to deliver support that offers the right amount of support, tailored to each person’s needs and wants. Most importantly we believe that people should be living in and enjoying their local community, being supported to play an active and worthwhile role as equal citizens.
A word from our CEO, Paul Marriner:
We’re dedicated to improving the lives of the people that we support, through the support that we provide daily and by ensuring we have the right infrastructure for the future. This also includes the economic and political environments that Lifeways operate within. It’s our belief that by joining forces with our colleagues in the sector and with the forming of LD Voices, we can make our voice heard and secure a better future for the most vulnerable individuals in society.
Read the LD Voices Care Crisis Manifesto: www.learningdisabilityvoices.co.uk