Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Whole Life Disability Strategy 2018-2023
set out the Council’s vision for people with disabilities and
commitment to implement a series of Plans to improve services. The
Staffordshire Autism Joint Implementation Plan 2020-2023 is one of
these Plans. The Plan is joint between the Council and the Clinical
Commissioning Groups and covers both Children & Young People
and Adults and has been based on the 15 “I Statements”
from within the national Autism Strategy.
“As part of our All-Age Disability Strategy, we want to develop a new approach to how we support people with Autism, along with our partners in the CCGs. By engaging with service users, their families and carers, we are able to design services that will really make a difference to people’s lives, help them achieve the independence they have told us they want, and prevent the need for long-term reliance on social care services.”
Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing
“We want to help as many people, including young people, as possible with Autism to maximise their opportunities and live fulfilling lives. The Joint Implementation plan will encourage all services and organisations to ‘think autism’ and increase the resilience of individuals and communities so we can focus our resources on those who are most in need of support”.
Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
Reasons for the Decision – The Autism Act (2009) places a duty on all Local Authorities to produce an Autism Strategy.
Decision – (a) That the Staffordshire Autism Joint Implementation Plan 2020-2023 be endorsed and that authority for final approval be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing and the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.
(b) That implementation of the Plan be supported and that it be used to inform future planning and commissioning of services.
Report author: Richard Deacon
Publication date: 19/03/2020
Date of decision: 18/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/03/2020