- OUR COUNTY 1998-2001
Priority : Isolation & ExclusionTo take action to make people feel less isolated or
excluded from society
We realise that an increasing number of
people in society feel isolated, for a variety of reasons. We are working to tackle the
issues behind this sense of isolation; particularly those caused by problems of prejudice,
poverty, deprivation, racial discrimination, physical isolation, poor health or
We want Warwickshire to be a place where people feel part
of society and where people value and respect each other.
- We will achieve a 10% increase by April 1999 in the
proportion of outside activities for people with learning disabilities who attend our
social education centres, giving them greater opportunity to extend their contact in the
- We will jointly invest with the Health Authority £80,000 by
April 1999, to provide community support for people with mental health problems, reducing
the number of unnecessary admissions to psychiatric hospitals.
- We will commit £150,000 by April 1999 to schemes which will
enable parents, children and young people to be supported in overcoming features of
disadvantage and social exclusion.
- We will give grants each year (totalling £435,000 in
1998/99) to support the work of voluntary organisations in helping to address local needs.
- We will take action to promote racial equality in providing
services, measuring our progress against the standard of the Commission for Racial
Equality, aimed at building a society free from discrimination.
- We will, in partnership with Health services during
1999/2000, develop access to 24-hour services by mentally ill people, to enable them to
live as safely and independently as possible in the community.
- We will ensure that, by March 2000, at least 60 disabled
people will be using a Direct Payment from the Social Services Department to purchase
their own services in order to live independently in the community.
- We will, by April 1999, with Health colleagues have agreed
systems to identify carers living in the community, in order to be better able to support
them in their role.
FOR OUR COUNTY
PRIORITY: REDUCE CRIME
PRIORITY: OLDER PEOPLE
If you have any comments on this plan or
would like to know more then please contact:
PO Box 9
Warwickshire County Council
Warwick CV34 4RR
Tel: 01926 412514
Fax: 01926 412479