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AIG meeting summary December 2022

Devon County Council (DCC) Adult Social Care Vision and Living Well (18- 64) Strategy:

A member from Devon County Council (DCC) came to present and discuss the new DCC Vision and Living well (18-64) strategy. They explained to the group why they are updating it, how the group can contribute to it and the purpose of the meeting would be to discuss. It was explained that this is a refresh of the previous Vision and Strategies to make it more current and relevant for todays community.

Strategic and Commissioning updates from DCC, NHS Devon and the ‘One Devon’ Integrated Care Board system update:

A member of DCC explained as they were asked to give an update on Learning from Lives and Deaths, people with a Learning Disability and Autistic people (LeDeR) The program has now been extended to include Autistic people; delivery and management sits with NHS Devon and Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Operational Update from DAANA (Devon Partnership Trust/Health) :

A discussion about the training project in DPT; the aim is to develop video training and the content with autistic people; benefit of doing video training is that it can be accessed at any time. DPT sent surveys about DPT/NHS services on what NHS professionals should know. They are currently in the process of contacting people to involved in the project further.

Devon County Council (DCC) website review :

A member of DCC presented to the group the current condition of the Adult Social Care and Health webpages. It was explained to group members that the webpage is very outdated and they want to update it; this includes being able to have more accessible, plain English information. This is why they have attended the AIG to receive any comments or feedback that they can get from the group which they can apply to the webpages.

Dimensions for Autism (DFA) :

Information was given to AIG members about group activities that was circulated to AIG members prior to the meeting. Autism planning board is visiting South Devon College to encourage young adults to attend DFA support groups. DFA are starting two new placements from the university who will facilitate the groups online. When memberships increase, a venue will be arranged to help support the group.