What is a Partnership Board and what does it do?
Learning Disability Partnership Boards were set up in 2001 following the introduction of the Government Report Valuing People. Their job is to make sure that different people, organisations and agencies work together to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.
In 2017 the Lincolnshire Disability Partnership Board started to look at the best way for the board to work. There were many meetings Click on the new model to see how things will work
The New Board for 2018
The Partnership Board will work in a different way from April 2018. The Learning Disability Partnership will include lots of people including people with a learning disability and their carers, health and social care professionals and networks across the county. There will also be a meeting of the people in the council whose job it is to make decisions and make things happen for people with a learning disability
The Partnership Board had it’s first meeting on the 17th of May. Here is a picture of the people who were there.
Lorraine Abbott and David Sheardown attended as the voice of people with a learning disability and they were supported by VoiceAbility. Philip Burgess and John Gurney were there as the voice of carers. At the next meetings we hope to have some young people with a learning disability because the new partnership will be about everyone with a learning disability, not just adults.
We talked about what the board should do and we have agreed the how the Terms of Reference, click here to see Lincolnshire LDP TOR Easy Read v1 2018.
You can view the Board Meeting Minutes from May 2018 here.
You can find the minutes from our first Partnership Meeting in June 2018 here.