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Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) – January 2017

Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) meeting held on 24th January 2017

Summary of meeting

The LDPB discussions included:

Learning disability update

Helen Toker-Lester gave an update on her work for the LDPB, this included:

Friendship Groups

Better information

Supporting people to have more independence and a good life in Devon

Transforming Care

 Welcoming Communities

Helen Toker-Lester explained that having spoken to parents about the Transforming Care Plan they found that parents of someone with a Learning Disability or Autism can get a tough time out in the community. The group shared their own personal experiences, and agreed that unfortunate instances were reducing but the culture needed to change, and decided a campaign was needed to help this happen.

Devon’s Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 2017 – 2020

As part of our improvement work a draft SEND Strategy has been developed which aims to set out:

  • Devon’s vision
  • Six strategic priorities
  • Our commitment to joint working across all partners, including Education, Health and Social Care.

The Strategy focuses on 6 key priorities:

  • Working Together
  • Inclusive Education
  • Preparation for Adulthood
  • Choice and Control
  • Engagement
  • Health

The comments of the group were collected and added into a response to the strategy from the Partnership Board.

Information on Accommodation and Support options

Helen Toker-Lester gave the group an opportunity to discuss and collect some ideas on what support and accommodation options we have in Devon and what it offers. They discussed:

What services do and how much they cost

Who pays for services, and where the money goes

What help you can expect from your provider

What you can do to help yourself

Friendships and Living well

What does the Council do?

Community and living


Economy and enterprise

Families and Education

Environment and landscape

Healthy and active

Libraries and heritage

Planning and development

Roads and transport

Social care and health