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Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) – January 2018

Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) meeting held on 23rd January 2018

Summary of meeting

The LDPB discussions included:

Learning Disability Updates – Social Care and Health

The meeting watched a presentation on ‘What is important to you’. They then did an exercise focusing on what people enjoy doing, and what they would like to do more of.

Devon County Council has checked how the Health and Social Care System has been working for people with disabilities. They want to improve and so they have set out a plan of change.

There is a five-year Sustainability and Transformation plan (STP) to transform, or to make better through change, the health and care services for local people.

LG 15 Action Plan updates

Simon Kitchen, Head of Communities DCC came along and gave a presentation ‘My job in the Council’.

 Simon said he wanted to help the group in these areas;

  • Libraries, Youth Service
  • Working across communities
  • Helping to make places safer
  • Supporting some groups who need our help – refugees, gypsies and travellers, preventing suicide

Active Devon Sports and Physical Activities

Jason Wood, Development Manager came along to talk to the group about Active Devon and the work that they do.

  • They have walking groups, park runs and cycling.
  • They run community training and leadership schemes
  • They are also working to make: sports organisations and leisure facilities welcoming and inclusive for all.
  • There are people you can speak to and they can also give help

Safeguarding Adults Process

 Nicky Beaton, Safeguarding Adults Practice Lead DCC came along to give a presentation on safeguarding adults. The slides outlined the different types of abuse. She told the group that if abuse is happening a safeguarding adult’s team should be told and gave contact information.

Making lives better – Work, health and disability in the future 

Sophie Holmes, Senior Commissioning Officer explained that people with a learning disability in employment in Devon is currently 7%, and the ambition is to raise this to 20% by the year 2020 – there is money for a campaign from the Better Care Fund.