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Learning Difficulties Partnership Board

The Learning Difficulties Partnership Board (LDPB) works with local organisations and groups to increase opportunities for people with a learning difficulty.

The LDPB meets every other month and members include:

  • people with learning difficulties
  • carers
  • representatives from other council departments
  • education providers
  • health and care providers

Members work together to find ways of improving the lives of people with a learning difficulty.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 29 September at 10am. Usually the Partnership Board meet face to face, but as we are unable to do this due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be using Microsoft teams for the first time to see if this works for everyone.

If you would like to be involved and support the work of the LDPB, email CSODesk@southglos.gov.uk for further information.

We particularly look forward to people with learning difficulties and their carers joining us, so they can join in with the work we do.

Watch a short video message below from Leigh Campbell and Cllr Ben Stokes, co-chairs of the South Gloucestershire Learning Difficulties Partnership Board.

We also have an easy read handbook ‘Who we are and what we do’ that explains more about the LDPB.

 

Valuing People: ‘A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century’

Valuing People: ‘A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century’ is the first White Paper for 30 years with the aim of improving the lives of people with learning difficulties, their families and carers. The learning difficulties development fund (LDDF) is money to help make valuing people happen.

 

The Learning Difficulties Partnership Board co-chairperson

The LDPB co-chairperson is employed by our Department for Children, Adults and Health to get other people involved in the work of the LDPB and Valuing People Now.

The role also makes sure that:

  • information is accessible to people with learning difficulties
  • money given to Learning Difficulties Development Fund projects makes positive changes for people with learning difficulties
  • people with learning difficulties have the chance to have their say about the services and support available to them
  • people with additional and complex needs and people from minority communities have the same opportunities as everyone else

 

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