London Borough of Croydon

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. 


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.

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 report was submitted to the Department of Health. 

Walk in our shoes

In October 2016, Croydon Council commissioned an organisation called ‘ThePublicOffice’ to lead an enquiry into the system of support for people with learning disabilities in Croydon. This involved a substantial exercise of listening and engagement across a wide range of people with a learning disability and their families, from which key insights were drawn.

The Council wanted to learn more about the realities of people’s lives. It wanted to understand people’s experiences of the full range of services and support that it provides or commissions, but it also wanted to understand people’s needs and aspirations more broadly.

The report was published in February 2017: 

View the report

When you have read the report, if you have any questions, comments or ideas, please contact Anne Flanagan - , Colin Lineham - and Andrew Slegg - who will contact you about the issue you have raised.

Link to Walk in our Shoes film


Learning Disability Partnership


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