Valuing People Now

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Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships.

All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include:

  • people with more complex needs
  • people from black, and minority ethnic groups and newly arrived communities.
  • people with autistic spectrum conditions; and
  • people who are offenders in custody and in the community.

The strategy has a focus on employment, health and housing.

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