Learning Disability Day Centre Buildings Consultation

Closed 31 Jan 2018

Opened 7 Aug 2017



In 2015/2016 there was a public consultation about Day Centres across Belfast. Learning from this, the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) wants to reconnect with service users, parents and carers to listen to and make sure that everyone has a say in planning services for the future

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on current and future Day Centre buildings. The information you share will help identify the best aspects of our buildings today and how you think they could be developed for the future

Day Centres play a vital role in the lives of everyone involved so the suitability, condition and use of Centres is really important. The Day Services Forum has agreed that the first piece of work should look at Day Centre buildings.

Some parents, carers and staff have attended specialised training and have developed a questionnaire to help them to support you to share your experiences with us, tell us your stories and gather your ideas on how you would like to see Learning Disability Day Serivces being developed.

A Day Services Forum made up of service users, parents, carers and staff has now been set up. The Forum members are working together to look at Learning Disability Day Services and how they can meet current and future needs.

BHSCT want to set up a 10 Year Plan for Day Services across Belfast to ensure people with a learning disability have the best possible services. They will be asking the Department of Health to set aside funding to make improvements to and/or to redesign our Day Centre buildings for the future.

Whilst we would like to be able to do everything you may suggest, resources will of course be limited and we will have to agree what we need to prioritise.



What Happens Next

This information will be used to set up a 10 year plan for day Services across Belfast, including improvements to and / or redesign of our Day Centre buildings for the future.

Thank you for taking part.


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  • Disability
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  • Patient/service user advocacy
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