It is our ambition that people with a learning disability and/or autism in Sheffield are able to live the lives they want to live, supported by high quality, locally delivered health and care services. As part of this, in 2023 we agreed an Adult Learning Disabilities Strategy for Sheffield with partners on the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board. An All Age Autism Strategy was agreed in 2023 and is being overseen by the Autism Partnership Board, of which the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board is a member.
The work that we are doing is part of the Government’s national Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme, which is overseen at a regional South Yorkshire level. You can read about regionally-led activities here.
We also work closely with education and local authority colleagues to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board also supports:
- The Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust as it delivers community learning disabilities and neurodisability services and supports those who do need to spend some time in hospital.
- The Sheffield Autism Partnership Network, which brings together VCSE organisations focussed on improving the lives of autistic people and their families in Sheffield.
- Sheffield Voices, who work with people with a learning disability and their carers to ensure everyone is welcome and able to take part in local activities and healthcare services.
- The Sheffield Autism Support Hub, a new service to provide autistic people with the support they need to thrive.
- The Children and Young People’s Special Education Needs and Disability information, advice and support service helps families to get the help they need.