Learning Disabilities Strategy 2017-2022

Live well, live longer – Learning Disabilities Strategy for North Yorkshire 2017-2022

The Live well, live longer strategy is committed to giving people with learning disabilities in North Yorkshire greater choice and control over important life decisions, and sets out how it will go about delivering this ambition.

It is the result of a consultation exercise to find out what people with learning disabilities living in North Yorkshire want and represents a partnership between North Yorkshire County Council and the NHS.

The strategy was developed by the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board (which provides strategic leadership and encourages integrated working between health & social care).

Over the next five years, North Yorkshire’s strategy will give people with learning disabilities the tools and support to enjoy longer, healthier and more independent live. This includes ensuring they can:

  • have more choice and control over decisions;

  • access better health care;

  • play an active role in their local community;

  • live in a home they can call their own;

  • have support for their carers; and

  • prepare for adult life.

The Health and Wellbeing Board, the Learning Disability Partnership Board (which represents people with a learning disability in North Yorkshire) and the Learning Disability Provider Forum (which represents organisations who provide services to people with a learning disability) will contribute to the action plan to deliver the strategy’s key commitments.


Live well, live longer - learning disability strategy

Easy Read version of the Live well, live longer strategy

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments on the strategy, please email commissioning@northyorks.gov.uk