Learning disabilities

Greater Manchester has set a target of achieving 7% employment rates for people with learning disabilities across all of the Greater Manchester boroughs by 2020. The target is included within its GM Learning Disability Strategy and flagged up in a letter to all authorities in the region.

The letter, from Lord Smith of Leigh, the Chair of Greater Manchester Health and Care Board, states:

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Strategy, Wales, Learning disabilities
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The Improving Lives Programme was established by the Welsh Government to review how well people with a learning disability are supported throughout their lives. The document contains a number of recommendations in Appendix 2.

Welsh Social Care Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies, has announced a new strategy to transform support for people with a learning disability to ensure they have what they need to lead successful lives.


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