Report on day service for people with learning and physical disabilities

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Staffordshire conducted 22 Enter and View visits to services that provide day opportunities for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities in Staffordshire between January and April 2019.

The report found that there was a diverse range of services offered for differing needs. The services provided activities (e.g. Day trips, Kayaking and horticulture) and social skills promotion. Some services provided education, training and work experience as well. People’s experience of these services was vital to their wellbeing, providing community, friendship, occupational activity, learning, life and sometimes work experience. The management of such services was passionate and caring. Sensory rooms and therapies were provided alongside low cost sports and rebound therapy. Service users were welcoming and it was clear they enjoyed attending the services.

Recommendations were made to the services directly. However, one recommendation was that regular DBS check need to be made and kept up-to date at regular intervals.

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General details

Report title 
Report on day service for people with learning and physical disabilities
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Staffordshire
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 30 July, 2019
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 1 January, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Health promotion
Health protection
Holistic support
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Community based services for people with a learning disability

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.