Decision details

"Living My Life, My Way" - A Strategy for Disabled People (2013-18)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet will be asked to support the All Age Disability Strategy and Action Plan.



“Over the next five years we want to make changes so that all disabled people receive smooth and consistent support. We feel passionate about this agenda and want to offer a new deal to disabled people and their families, based upon greater equality, bringing communities closer together and maximising the use of local opportunities and resources.”


Liz Staples, Cabinet Member for Adults’ Wellbeing


“We have been challenged by disabled people themselves in Staffordshire. These are bold and ambitious plans that will require the co-operation and vision of all partners to work with disabled people and their families to deliver a range of opportunities and simple solutions that really work.”


Mike Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Children’s’ Wellbeing


Reasons for the Decision – “Living My Life, My Way” is a Strategy for Disabled People in Staffordshire which sets out a clear vision for all disabled people to have full and fulfilling lives as citizens in the communities in which they live.  It proposes a new approach based upon disabled children and adults having access to the whole range of opportunities that are available in their own communities.


Alternative Options Considered - None


Decision – (a) That the ambitious programme of change set out in the draft Strategy be noted.


(b) That, the draft Commissioning Strategy for people with disabilities be supported and be taken forward for formal consultation.

Report author: Julie Forrest-Davis

Publication date: 21/02/2013

Date of decision: 20/02/2013

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2013 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/02/2013

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