It was a way of planning together about what needed to be done. It was used to help Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs who plan and pay for local health services) make plans and changes from what people told them.
The SAF used to show how areas were doing across the country. A report was provided each year of all those areas which had carried out their SAF. In 2016 a group of people came together to talk about a new SAF. This did not happen as there was lots of services changes going on.
Although there isn’t national support for the SAF, some areas still use it each year. They find it a helpful way to check progress and create plans for the next year.
This survey is for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers or friends. We want to know what you think about the SAF. NDTi have been asked by Public Health England and NHS England to find out if people think it is still needed.