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The Big Plan 2017 - 2020

The Big Plan 2017 explains how Bournemouth and Poole will work together to provide health and social care service for adults with learning disabilities from 2017 to 2020.

The plan is out for public consultation from 3 July to 22 September 2017.

The Big Plan 2017 has two sections; one for Bournemouth and Poole and the other for the rest of Dorset.

In 2015, the population of people living across Dorset with a learning disability, and aged 18-64 was estimated at around 10,500. This included people with a mild, moderate or severe learning disability. Many of these people live independent lives and do no require specialist health and social care support and/or service.

The Big Plan 2017 puts forward the important areas for development across learning disability services for both local authorities, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Bournemouth and Poole for the period 2017-2020. The Big Plan has been produced as an easy read document and is accompanied by a more detailed appendix report, called 'The Big Plan: extra information'.

Tell us what you think

Please give us your views on the proposed Big Plan for 2017-2020.

Anyone can take part in the consultation including:

  • a person with a learning disability
  • a carer, or person who has someone in their family with a learning disability
  • a person who works with people with a learning disability
  • a private business or not-for-profit organisation that supports people with a learning disability, or their carers.

Please read the proposed Big Plan 2017-2020 and complete the survey.

Alternatively you can download an easy read questionnaire and return it by post.

If you would like to read more detailed information about The Big Plan, please refer to these additional documents:

The Big Plan meetings

We are holding two drop-in sessions where people can come and talk about The Big Plan 2017 with the project team and take part in the consultations. Everybody is welcome to attend and there will be refreshments provided.

Poole Big Plan meeting

Date: Thursday 10 August 2017, 10.30am to 3pm

Venue: The Spire, High Street, Poole BH15 1DF

Bournemouth Big Plan meeting

Date: Wednesday 16 August 2017, 10.30am to 3pm

Venue: Bournemouth Life Centre, 713 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH9 2AU

Please remember the consultation closes on Friday 22 September 2017.

For further information, or any queries, please email a.wheeler@poole.gov.uk or telephone 01202 261039.

We will present your feedback to the Pan Dorset Learning Disability Joint Commissioning and Transforming Care Partnership Board.

If you would like, you can take part in the Dorset only Big Plan consultation.

Contact Us


01202 633086

Corporate Research Team
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU