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Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB)

Aims of the board

The aim of the Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board is to work together in partnership with stakeholders to help adults who have a learning disability and their families to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives and to help people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

 

To make this happen, the Partnership Board will:

  • Check that local (Devon) and national plans for people who have a learning disability are being put into place across Devon.
  • Support these plans and what they aim to change as much as possible.
  • Give a view on new policy and strategy locally and nationally.
  • People who have real life experience can use the Partnership Board to tell people who make decisions where things need to be better and how things can change to make sure that best practice takes place.
  • To be active in supporting key issues that affect people’s lives – these are decided on at the beginning of each year.

If you would like more information about the Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board please email Learning disability partnership board-mailbox

The Devon learning disability partnership board has developed a new way of working to ensure people with learning disabilities and their families are able to speak up about things that are important to them. Click of tap here to find out more about the new way of working

Devon learning disability partnership board groups:

The Social care discussion group

This group enables people who use services to have a voice, to let us know what is working well, what is not working well and what needs to be improved and provide an opportunity for people to shape the delivery of Social Care. The group provides an opportunity for Commissioners to involve people, with current lived experience of using services, in the planning of future services. Click or tap here to find out more about the social care discussion group and the work they have been doing

The Health & wellbeing group

This group works to reduce health inequalities for people with learning disabilities in Devon. The group will provide opportunities for people to share their views and experiences of using health services in Devon helping them to check that local and national health plans are happening in Devon and   support local and national health campaigns. Click or tap here to find out more about the health and wellbeing group and the work they have been doing

Carers Discussion group

The Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board has always recognised the important role carers play in the lives of those they care for. The purpose of this group is for carers to share their views, experiences and ideas to influence positive change and to support each other. Click or tap here to find out more about the carers discussion group and the work they have been doing

The Communication group

This group helps develop the Learning Disability Devon website to, ensure it provides accessible information to support people to live their daily lives.  helping people to stay happy and healthy, supporting them to make informed choices, have access to up to date important information and have the same opportunities as everyone else. Click or tap here to find out more about the communication group and the work they have been doing

The big community catch up

This group enables people to get together, speak up, have a chat and share ideas to create positive change in our communities. Click or tap here to find out more about the big community catch up and the work they have been doing

Friendship Groups

Many people with a learning disability have told us they often get lonely and find it difficult to make friends. They also said that they find it hard to find out what is going on in their communities because information is difficult to understand. Devon people first have set up virtual friendship groups to help reduce loneliness and provide the opportunity for people to make new friends and talk about things that are important to them. Click or tap here to find out more information about the friendship groups

Previous Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) meetings -summaries