July 2019

Mencap’s Big Learning Disability Survey closes at the end of July. They are asking questions on topics that people with a learning disability have said are important to them. This is the last chance for people with a learning disability to take part in Mencap’s national survey as it closes at the end of July. 

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Greater Manchester Health  & Social Care  Partnership (GMHSCP) are working on a joint project to increase Specialist Employment Service provision (Supported Employment and Individual Placement and Support) for people with learning disabilities, people with severe mental illness and autistic adults specifically. It is proposed that this is done through the commissioning of a new GM service, part funded by European funding.

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published its new strategic plan for 2019-2022 and a business plan for the current year.