Listening to us

Having our say about services and support

We need:

Megaphone
  • Advocacy services which are funded and which support us to have our say
  • Meetings which support us to have our say which don’t use jargon and which use easy information
  • People with learning difficulties to be working in the organisations which support us
  • The chance to complain easily when we are not happy without worrying about getting in trouble.

Questions

Chairs and tables at a meeting
  1. What advocacy services do you offer for parents with learning difficulties, so we can have our say?
    Are places limited? How many places?
  2. How do Partnership Boards meetings include people with learning difficulties?
    How many people with learning difficulties go to meetings?
  3. Do your Partnership Boards have:
    • A rule not to use jargon
    • Easy minutes and agenda
    • Tapes and CDs of all the information
    • The chance for people with learning difficulties to have their say
    • The chance for parents with learning difficulties to have their say and ask questions?
  4. What other ways do you get feedback from people with learning difficulties?
  5. How easy is it to complain if we’re not happy with services?
  6. How many people with learning difficulties do social services have working for them?