A SENIOR Flintshire councillor spoke of her excitement following the launch of a service for disabled people across the region.

North Wales Together, a new seamless service for people with learning disabilities, held its inaugural conference in Llandudno recently.

The launch event introduced the newly established North Wales Together project team, who will be working in partnership on the programme’s five workstreams.

These include integrated working, workforce development, assistive technology, commissioning and procurement as well as community and culture change.

The conference brought together people with a learning disability, their family members and carers and representatives from health, social services, community, voluntary and the third sector.

The event highlighted key themes that are embodied in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Key themes include voice and control, prevention and early intervention, well-being and co-production.

North Wales Together is a two-year transformation project funded by Welsh Government whose aim is to make sure health and social services work together better to support people with learning disabilities.

Flintshire Council is the lead authority for the scheme and the team manager, Kathryn Whitfield, started in post in March.

Since then she has successfully appointed ten officers from across North Wales to support the project.

Councillor Christine Jones, Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for social services, said: “This is a really exciting project and one of its main priorities is to establish effective communication between people who have a learning disability and others.

"As part of this, the team will develop and provide concise and easily accessible information.

"The team is developing a communication strategy, there will be regular bulletins, information via social media communications and regular events for the families and various stakeholders.”