The Choice and Control Charter was developed to help people with learning disabilities understand their rights as citizens. It aims to empower people, give them choices in their daily life and help them be independent.
The charter says:
Important factors that influence the charter are:
The charter reminds all public services and community organisations that people must be treated fairly and equally. It was produced and promoted in partnership with people with learning disabilities, staff and family carers.
The charter has made significant progress since the launch in 2008 and has been embraced by us but it's important to check the extent of this impact. This is particularly important as it highlights the needs of and obligations to, all people with disabilities within Derbyshire, including hard to reach groups, for example people from black and minority ethnic groups and people with profound physical and intellectual disability.
The charter encourages people and their families to have high expectations of support offered by all public services and community organisations.
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