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Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) – March 2017

Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) held on 21st March 2017

Summary of meeting

The LDPB discussions included:

What we have achieved this year

Helen Toker Lester updated the board on activities and achievements for the year which included:

Deciding to be a very action focused board.

Agreeing a new Terms of Reference

Deciding to set up friendship groups.

Looking at developing an accessible website with easy-read information.

Having on-going reports about Transforming Care.

Having a presentation about the Health and Wellbeing hub programme.

Looking at new policies such as ‘Fair and affordable care’

Looking at the Supported Living programme of work

Saw presentations about Learning Disability Nurse Liaison

Guy Bradley-Smith, Clinical Lead for Learning Disability NEW Devon CCG gave a presentation about NHS screening Programmes and People with a Learning Disability.

Discussed democracy and voting and shared information on how to be registered to vote and how voting takes place.

The Devon LDPB continues to meet regularly, carrying on with the clear focus when other Boards have faltered.

What is citizenship?

Robert Hawken explained that there are over 12,000 people with a learning disability who rely on being able to access universal services in their communities to live their lives.

Being able to access community life is really important to their long term independence and wellbeing. This reduces the need for statutory services.

Keys to Citizenship:

  • Friendships and Relationships
  • Purpose
  • Freedom
  • Money.
  • Home
  • Help
  • Life

Asking and Listening Session

The members of the meeting were sat at 6 tables with members from the leadership group on each.

Each of the 6 tables had a facilitator who came up with ideas and actions for the leadership group about how things could be changed and improved for people with a learning disability. The actions and ideas were later to be added into an action plan.

Priorities for next year

Each of the tables were given a key from the keys to citizenship and asked to write down the most important actions they felt should be priorities.