Learning Disability Strategy

We have developed a new Adult Health and Social Care strategy to set out our vision for 2023 to 2030 called Hear Our Voice.

The strategy will help us make the lives of people with a learning disability better. It's about what we think are the most important things to do, who will do them, and when.

We are pleased to share the Hear Our Voice strategy and the plan, which describes some of the actions we intend to take to meet the strategy.

How we developed the strategy

To write the strategy, we spoke with about 500 people with learning disabilities. We also contacted their families, support staff and organisations that pay for services for people with a learning disability in Sheffield. We’ve listened to what people have said, and their feedback has been used to develop the strategy and the plan.

The strategy and plan were formally agreed at our Adult Health and Social Care Policy Committee meeting on 8 November 2023.

We will work with communities and the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board to refresh the plan each year.

Strategy documents and audio version

You can read:

  • a plain language version of the strategy
  • an easy read version of the strategy

You can listen to an audio version of the strategy on SoundCloud.

If you need the information in a different format, please call us or email information@sheffield.gov.uk.

If there are terms in the strategy that you don't understand, you can use Think Local Act Personal's jargon buster to help you.


The appendices provide more information about the strategy, its development, and our plans for delivery. These documents include easy read sections.

Appendix 4 - How we'll check our plan is working is still in development through the Sheffield Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Where to find support

To find out what support is available for people with a learning disability and unpaid carers and families in Sheffield please visit the Sheffield Directory website.

You can also call our First Contact Team on 0114 273 4908.


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