Review of day centre provision in Haringey for people with learning disabilitiesDownload (PDF 429KB)
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Healthwatch Haringey was commissioned by LB Haringey Council to undertake research with people with learning disabilities and their carers about how a new day centre could best support them to lead a good quality of life. The research was carried out between May and November 2019. They visited four day centres and interviewed three managers, two service users and seven carers.
Healthwatch found that the day centres offered a good range of support and activities for people with physical and learning disabilities, which well received by service users. Interviews with managers revealed issues around funding, staffing and transport. Service users like to spend time with friends and families and enjoy outdoor and indoor activities. They have a choice and are involved in planning their activities and their timetable. Service users explained they did not like any sudden changes to plans or activities, such as an alteration in the pick-up time or of a key worker. Carers would like to have time that fulfils their needs and their children’s’ (people with learning disabilities) needs.
There were recommendations covering transport, staffing, budget, support for carers, the layout of the building and facilities.