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.
Board members include: people with a learning disability, parents and carers, representatives from health, social care and other learning disability providers.
The job of Lincolnshire’s Partnership Board is:
- To make sure that people with a learning disability have the same chances as everybody else
- To make sure that people with a learning disability have a voice
- To make sure that everyone works together
- To make sure that services meet the needs of people with a learning disability
- To make sure that everyone is included in planning services
- To make sure that the Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) buy services that people want and need
- To have a say about what the council and health want to do before it happens
- To make sure that the money that is spent on services for people with a learning disability and family carers is spent properly and on things that are good quality
Meeting dates and venues 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.
Click on the new model to see what we discussed at the meeting in November 2017.
The minutes from the meeting are also available here Learning Disability Partnership Board Minutes November 2017.
There will be a meeting on 6th March 2018, from 10.30 to 1 at Ruston Sports Club, Lincoln, LN6 8RT when we will decide when and where the new Partnership Meetings will be.
Minutes from the last four meetings are below
Click here to see the minutes of our past meetings.