New opportunities for adults with learning disabilities

Date: 12/04/2018

Following regular discussions over the past two years with the people who have been attending the Manton centre in Caernarfon along with their families, those people are now attending services at other locations in the local area.

Staff from the Council’s Learning Disability Service have been engaging with adults who receive a services and support for some time to discuss their aims and wishes for the future. This has ensured that the Council can deliver a personalised, individual care package with opportunities to learn, and develop as independent members of the community.

Aled Davies, Head of Gwynedd Council’s Adults, Health and Wellbeing Department said: “We appreciate that any change can be difficult, and that is why, the Council’s Learning Disability Service staff have worked closely with those individuals who have attended the Manton centre, along with their families.

“Over long and detailed discussions, our staff have been able to establish the individual needs of the service users so that appropriate support can be put in place for them for the future. We are confident that the new and exciting arrangements fully meet their needs and aspirations.

“Every one of those individuals who has been attending Manton will continue to receive support from the Council’s Learning Disability Service.”

As part of the new arrangements, some of the individuals will be attending the Glynllifon site to develop woodworking skills, and others will transfer to receive a service at Menter Fachwen and through the Seren organisation.

Other individuals will also be attending a new community service that will be located at the Arfon Leisure Centre in Caernarfon. This new Community Hub will offer opportunities for accredited training, to develop skills and confidence so that the individuals can in due course move on to work placement or college.