A roadshow highlighting how the county council helps vulnerable adults lead more independent lives rolled out to towns across Surrey to celebrate Learning Disability Week as new figures revealed the authority has helped nearly 100 disabled people find work since April.
Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Mel Few, said: “Supporting the vulnerable is at the heart of what we do and this week’s bus tour is a great way of helping people with learning disabilities find out more about how they can stay in their communities and in familiar surroundings. It is also an opportunity to talk to us about finding work like the 100 who have secured paid or voluntary positions in the past few months.”
Towns on the double-decker bus’ route are Dorking, Leatherhead, Farnham, Addlestone, Epsom, Woking, Camberley and Guildford.
At each town visited, information and advice is being handed out on adult social care, housing and healthcare access together with tips on useful websites.
More than 440 vulnerable adults were helped to find work through the council’s EmployAbility service in the last financial year.
At any one time, the county council provides support for 4,000 adults with a learning disability.
The bus tour was hosted by Surrey’s Learning Disability Partnership Board, which includes the county council, and was also attended by EmployAbility representatives, Surrey Police and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information on the bus tour dates and times, visit www.surreypb.org.uk