With the hope that there will be an opportunity to get the opinion of the Government Lead responsible for people with disabilities I followed yesterday’s post directly today with the following email to Gareth James at the Department of Health …………………………………….
Mr Gareth James
Policy and Strategy / Dementia and Disabilities /Department of Health
Further to my email to you on the 24th September 2017, as I have had neither acknowledgement nor reply I am wondering if my email has gone astray?
As you will be aware, the NICE guidelines and recommendations concerning “Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges service design and delivery”, are up for discussion and consultation this month.
Although the recommendations are not mandatory, I am sure that those seeking a positive rational strategic outcome to this debate would appreciate feedback directly from you regarding policy direction doubts they are aware I have already raised with you.
For your information, I am attaching copies of my original email to you, and one of a response I have made to an enquiry from a dedicated member of a concerned carers group, the Carers Solidarity Forum.
In my original email, I referred to the fact that 50 years ago the UK was recognized as a world leader in the development of progressive services for people with learning disabilities. It is interesting to note that internationally there still appears to be an ongoing degree of interest shown in what is currently happening in the UK. Over the last month or two my website (http://learningdisabilitiesproblems.co.uk) has received comments from the USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Austria, Iceland, Brussels, Denmark.