Valuing People Now is the strategy that aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. This strategy says what government is doing to make the lives of people with learning disabilities better.
Valuing People Now says what people have told us about the support people with learning disabilities and their families need.
The vision remains in Valuing People Now is that all people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect.
This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include
- people with more complex needs
- people from black, and minority ethnic groups and newly arrived communities.
- people with autistic spectrum conditions; and
- people who are offenders in custody and in the community.
Making it happen requires leadership at all levels. The Valuing People Now team below is working to support the implementation of Valuing People Now, nationally, regionally and locally.