This strategy looks at what services are required to meet the health and social care needs of children and adults who are d/Deaf, deafblind and sight impaired within Kent. It covers a three-year period from 2018 to 2021 and is deliberately written in a succinct and accessible style.
It is set within the context of government policy and initiatives which support disabled and vulnerable adults, including those with sensory impairments. References to these can be found within our strategy document.
The strategy outlines our vision to support d/Deaf, deafblind and sight impaired people of all ages to be independent, to have choice and control and to participate fully in society. This vision is supported by nine principles.
Eleven key outcomes have been identified as our priorities until 2021 and these are detailed within the strategy.