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Cardiff Council

What Matters…

Cardiff Council have adopted seven key principles that underpin all services offered. Any existing or new service should address one of more of the following principles:

  • People in Cardiff are healthy
  • People in Cardiff have a clean, attractive and sustainable environment
  • People in Cardiff are safe and feel safe
  • Cardiff has a thriving and prosperous economy
  • People in Cardiff achieve their full potential
  • Cardiff is a great place to live, work and play
  • Cardiff is a fair, just and inclusive society

Cardiff is split into neighbourhood regions, originally these were North, West, South West, South, Central and East, these structures are currently under review. Each neighbourhood has its own neighbourhood group that comments upon what services are needed or should be prioritised in its particular region. Intelligence is fed through formal channels to the Strategic Planning section of the Council. Parents can play a vital role at these neighbourhood groups and the Parents’ Federation tries to ensure that they have a representative in each region.

Family Support Strategy

The Children and Young People’s Partnership in Cardiff has developed a multi-agency strategy to Improve the Wellbeing, quality of life and life chances of children and young people by supporting their parents and other carers. This Strategy and it’s implementation plan includes work for children with disabilities and their families. A specific Disabled Children’s Strategy has been developed to help implement this.

Cardiff Learning Disability Teams

Cardiff Child Health and Disability Teams

This is a dedicated team that offers advice and support to families of children with a disability.They work closely with other agencies providing support for families and children throughout the county.

There are 3 team managers including one based at University Hospital of Wales with the
hospital-based paediatric social workers. There is a psychologist, an OT, and a small team of support workers working with the social workers and social work assistants at the  present team base.

There is very close liaison with the team of Special Needs Health Visitors based in St  Davids Hospital. There is also close liaison with services for Adults to facilitate as smooth a transition as possible when children reach 18.

Contact with the teams can be made from 8.30am to 5pm Mon to Thurs and 8.30am to
4.30pm on Fridays.  The answerphone is usually on between 12.30 and 1.30 pm.
If no-one is available messages can be left on the answering machine and a worker from the team will get back to you.

Contact

Cardiff Child Health and Disability Team
Social Care and Health
PO Box 97
Cardiff
CF11 1BP

Cardiff Learning Disability Team

The County is divided into two areas:
Cardiff West and Cardiff East

Each has two Learning Disability Teams, one for the North-East and South-East and another for the North-West and South West. Each Team has staff from Social and Health Services who are responsible for assessing the needs of adults (17 years plus) with a learning disability and planning and purchasing appropriate packages of services to meet those needs.
Cardiff Council provides social workers and case managers.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg (ABM) University Health Board provides community nurses, case
managers, and a range of therapists.
The work of these staff is co-ordinated by a Service Manager for learning disabilities covering the county.

The services may be arranged or purchased from the Councils Accommodation, Day Services, Health Authority, voluntary organisations or the private sector. The Learning
Disability Teams also work closely with the Local Authority Housing and Education Services in order to best meet an individual’s needs.

Contact

Denise Moriarty, Service Manager
Learning Disabilities, Cardiff Council Room 238b County Hall,
Atlantic Wharf
Cardiff
CF10 4UW

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