Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB)- March 2019
LDPB A.G.M held on 12th March 2019
Summary of meeting
The LDPB discussions included:
What we have achieved this year
The Structure Plan, everyone had one in their packs.
All the different meetings that are linked with the LDPB and The Citizenship project.
The easy read and accessible website which is in easy read format, designed and for people with disabilities.
Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board
New ways of working
The Board will focus on the key areas of the plan for Living well with a learning disability in Devon 2018 -2022
Devon People First working with people in communities to empower them to enact their rights and become active citizens.
The Accessible Website is:
- Designed by people with a learning disability for people with a learning disability
- Easy-read format
- The Information is organised under the 7 keys of Citizenship
We are working with the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to develop the NHS improvement standards.
Updates on The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LdDeR)
The LDPB heard about employment, and about a work-based experience programme that has begun in United Libraries.
- Devon County Council have supported 3 Internships and 1 apprentaship
- Increased the Supported Internship programme in Devon
- ‘Ready When you Are’ campaign:
- Supported internships are for 18 – 25-year olds.
Quality Checker Team
A Quality Checker team will be checking health care services over Devon, GP, Pharmacies and Dentist.
What matters to people
Members of the A.G.M watched various films and presentations from individuals who wanted to share the stories about how they find day to day life in their communities as people with Learning Disabilities, barriers they face, and their achievements.
All members were split into five tables.
Table 1 – Friendship and Relationships
Table 2 – Money
Table 3 – Employment
Table 4 – Health
Table 5 – Housing
Each table had a facilitator to write down people’s comments and ideas.
Feedback was taken on:
- What’s Important/working well
- Barriers – what needs to change
Devon County Council – Chief Executive and Head of Paid Services
Phil addressed the A.G.M and acknowledged that it had been a good opportunity to listen to what people want out of life, and how we work together to shape services.
There are improvements however, there is a shift in the general attitude, thinking about disability is something to be embraced.
The meeting is good to show what a profound impact the work being done at Devon County Council has during the year.