Take part: Review of adult day services and opportunities

Work is underway to improve the future design and delivery of adult day services in the local area.

Working with Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s iHub and the New Models for Learning Disability Day Support Collaborative, the Falkirk Collaborative is reviewing local services and support options to improve outcomes and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

Bringing together colleagues working in social work, health, day support, and procurement within Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, and Neighbourhood Networks, the Falkirk Collaborative is a group of partners aiming to improve living, learning, well-being and working opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

What have we learned so far?

Through a series of engagement surveys undertaken face-to-face, by phone, and by post, the Collaborative has gathered views of staff working with people who access day opportunities. So far, they’ve found people want:

  • Person-centred support
  • Choice of meaningful and safe activities and venues, including outdoor access
  • More opportunities for college and work
  • Better transport provision
  • Improved building-based support
  • More community-based support options
  • Opportunities to develop social connections
  • More staff and support
  • Improved access to respite

To learn more about the work to date, our findings, and next steps, please read our 7-minute colleague briefing.

Next steps

The next phase of the project focuses on 2023 Falkirk school leavers with a diagnosed learning disability who are transitioning from children’s to adult services.

The Falkirk Collaborative will work jointly with service users, carers, staff, communities, and key stakeholders to improve outcomes and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in the key areas of living, learning, wellbeing, and working.

How to get involved

Feedback events will take place to share what we’ve learned so far and explain the next steps and opportunities. Staff and partners are invited to join either:

  • In-Person Event on Tuesday 13 September at Camelon Social Work Office (108B Glasgow Road, FK1 4HS), with two sessions covering the same material at 3:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • A Virtual Feedback Session on Thursday 15 September, with two sessions covering the same material at 3:30pm and 6:30pm.

Register your interest

If you would like to attend one of the Feedback Events in September or take part in this work, then get in touch by emailing FLDT@falkirk.gov.uk