Welsh Government confirms re-start of its learning disability Improving Lives programme

Published: 5 October 2020
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The Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have announced the re-start of the Welsh Government’s Improving Lives programme for people with a learning disability, which was has been paused for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made in a letter from Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, to Humie Webbe and Sophie Hinksman, Co-Chairs of the Learning Disability Ministerial Advisory Group. In the letter the Deputy Minister says:

“As you will know from the First Minister’s statement on 22 September, we are still in a very challenging situation as we try to manage the spread of this dreadful virus. Nonetheless, the Health Minister and I are agreed we must re-start the programme with a focus on those actions that will help address the most critical concerns around health inequalities, premature deaths, quality of life, anxiety and isolation; the aim being to support individuals and their families/carers to live as well as possible in the continuing challenges of the pandemic. I have asked my officials to work with you, other external stakeholders, health boards and local authorities to restart work immediately.”

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