Could you help shape our future plans for supporting people with learning disabilities? Join us at our My Big Voice event in April

In Barnsley, we’re committed to making sure people with learning disabilities can get the right support and advice to help them live happier, healthier, fulfilling lives. 

That’s why we’re excited to announce our My Big Voice event, giving anyone over the age of 16 with learning disabilities a chance to help shape our plans to support you in the future. 

Taking place on Thursday 11 April at The Rigby Suite in Barnsley Metrodome, join us to find out about current services in Barnsley and our plans to continue growing our support in the future. 

Taking place from 10.30am until 2.30pm, guests on the day will be able to get involved in a range of activities, including: 

  • Getting your blood pressure checked by our friendly How’s Thi Ticker team. 
  • Yoga and aromatherapy massages, helping you look after your wellbeing. 
  • Find out how to get the most out of your Annual Health Check. 

We will have a great mix of Barnsley’s brilliant health and care organisations joining us, including our local Cancer Champions, Barnsley Hospital, our Supported Employment team and Berneslai Homes.  

The focus of our My Big Voice event will be hearing from people with learning disabilities and their loved ones, helping us to develop the right services in Barnsley. 

We already have some great ideas of where we want to go next, but we want to make sure our plans work for everyone with a learning disability in our communities.  

We will be looking at how we can: 

  • Help young people have the best possible start in life. 
  • Stop people from developing long-term health conditions. 
  • Help people get a timely and accurate diagnosis. 
  • Help people and their carers to access high-quality health and social care services when they need to. 
  • Help people live in safe, accepting communities. 
  • Help people die with dignity and in a place of their choosing. 

Adults and young people over the age of 16 with learning disabilities, their carers and families are invited to pop down any time between 10.30 and 2.30pm to be part of My Big Voice. 

Wendy Lowder, Executive Director for Place Health and Adult Social Care, said: “In Barnsley, we’re committed to working together across health and care to help people live happier, healthier lives. I’m really proud of the great services we already have in Barnsley to help people with learning disabilities, such as our LGC Award-nominated Supported Employment team, but we want to go further to help people get the support they need. 

“I’m excited about next month’s My Big Voice event – the information and insights people with a learning disability, their families and carers share are vital and will shape our future plans. Please pop by next month and be part of the conversation.” 

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