New council idea

A NEW programme aiming to give people with learning disabilities more opportunities, choice and control over their lives is being introduced.

The Derbyshire County Council programme, called Community Lives, was agreed by the council last week and will run for three years.

It will lead to increased educational, leisure, housing and employment opportunities as well as more involvement in the local community for adults with learning disabilities.

Cllr Charles Jones, Cabinet member for adult care, said: “One of our priorities is giving more choice and control to people with learning disabilities.”