Learning disability support bid

PUBLISHED: 16:05 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:48 10 June 2010

PEOPLE with learning disabilities who are eligible for social care are to have more choice and control over where and how they receive the support they need. Devon County Council and Devon Primary Care Trust are collaborating with Guinness Care and Suppor

PEOPLE with learning disabilities who are eligible for social care are to have more choice and control over where and how they receive the support they need.Devon County Council and Devon Primary Care Trust are collaborating with Guinness Care and Support (GCS), one of the county's largest providers of residential care for people with learning disabilities, to see how support for their residents could be improved.As part of a national scheme, they have begun with Guinness Care and Support reassessing how they could be giving people more choice and control over their services.Over the next two years, each of the 175 residents will individually decide how they might like to be supported, including where they would most like to live and identifying what they like doing now and what they would like to do more of in future. GCS provides care services to people with learning disabilities across Exeter, East and Mid Devon, with 23 residential homes.

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