The Learning Disability Partnership

The Learning Disability Partnership was set up as required by 'Valuing People'.

'Valuing People Now' is the Government's latest guidance about what needs to happen to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. For more information, see the related information link at the bottom of this page. 

Purpose

The Learning Disability Partnership:

  • ensures that agencies plan and arrange services that work together, include people and provide choice
  • contributes to the yearly plan for learning disabilities and how this is put into action
  • contributes to other plans, such as the Croydon health improvement plan and the housing plan
  • promotes the smooth transition of young people with learning disabilities from children's to adult services
  • works to ensure that people are not denied a local service because of a lack of provision
  • takes into account the views and needs of people from minority ethnic communities and their families
  • ensures that all services can meet the different cultural needs of people with learning disabilities
  • creates links with organisations whose responsibilities are relevant to making 'Valuing People Now' happen
  • oversees the development of advocacy for people with learning disabilities and promotes person centred planning
  • fosters the development of support services to encourage increased take up of direct payments.

You can download The Partnership's current Terms of Reference below (last updated April 2008). The Terms of Reference is a summary of our purpose, work plan and membership. The 'Making it Happen for Everyone' Sub-Group is rewriting and updating these Terms of Reference.

Download the 'Strategy for Learning Disability Services' and the 'Learning Disability Commissioning Plan' below.

You can also download the 'Valuing People Now: Partnership Board Annual Self Assessment Report' below. This was submitted to the Department of Health. 


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