News

This page tells you about any news from the Partnership Board. We will keep adding new things to this page over time.

Autumn 2018 courses

The autumn 2018 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

May 2018 course information

The May 2018 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

January 2018 courses

The January 2018 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

October 2017 courses

The October 2017 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

Easy read guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005

There is a new easy read guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

May 2017 course timetable

The May 2017 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page. 

What is adult abuse? Easy read leaflet

The Local Safeguarding Adults Board has produced an easy read leaflet about adult abuse.

Valentine's Day events - Meet n Match

Meet n Match have 2 events planned for Valentine's Day.  

Meet n Match Tropical Carnival Party - 20th January 2017

Meet n Match are having a Tropical Carnival Party on 20th January 2017.

Activities and transport in Blackburn with Darwen

View a list of activities for people with a learning disability in Blackburn with Darwen as well as details of transport to get to the activities.

January 2017 courses

The January 2017 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

Basic food safety workshops - December 2016

There are 2 new Basic Food Safety workshops for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Easy read information about flu

The NHS have a new easy read leaflet about flu.

ELSI information event 30th November 2016

ELSI are having an information event where you can find out about services that can help you.

Invite to Apple Street housing groundbreaking

There is a new supported housing scheme being built for people with a disability and Autism in Blackburn.

October 2016 courses

The October 2016 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

'Meet 'n' Match' friendship and dating agency

Find out more about the 'Meet 'n' Match' friendship and dating agency.

May 2016 courses

The May 2016 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

Victims' Voice - easy read leaflet

Victims' Voice is part of Lancashire Victim Services.  They are a specialist service that offer support and advocacy for any victims of hate crime and incidents.

Easy Read Local Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2014-15

An easy read version of the Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) Annual Report from 2014-15 is now avaiable.

Think Autism Blackburn Social Group and Advice and Information Sessions

A 'Think Autism' social group is taking place twice a month in Blackburn, as well as 'Think Autism' advice and information sessions.

The Care Act - an easy read guide

The Department of Health has created an easy read guide to the Care Act.

January 2016 courses

The January 2016 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.

Healthwatch learning disability engagement report

Healthwatch have written a report about what people with a learning disablity think about health and social care services in Blackburn with Darwen.

Would you like to co-chair the board?

Come along to the Co-chairing Workshop to find out more.

Autumn 2015 courses

The Autumn 2015 learning timetable is now available.

Annual big health and social care day - 18th Sept 2015

The annual big health and social care day event is on 18th September 2015.

Learning Disability Review Day 2015 - report and video

The report and video from the Learning Disability Review Day on 1st June 2015 are now available.

Photos from the Review Day

Here are some photos from the Learning Disabilities Review Day on 1st June. 

 

Learning Disabilities Review Day 2015

Find out what happened at the Learning Disabilities Review Day held at Ewood Park on 1st June 2015.

Review Day - 1st June 2015

The Blackburn with Darwen Learning Disability Partnership Board Review Day is on 1st June 2015.

New easy read Connect leaflet

The Connect team have a new easy read leaflet to tell you about their service.

Big Health Day 2014

The Learning Disabilities Big Health Day is taking place on 16th October 2014. 

Our Voices, Our Choices, Our Freedom

CHANGE and Lumos are organising a national event called 'Our Voices, Our Choices, Our Freedom' for all people with learning disabilities.

Future meeting dates

The dates for the next Learning Disability Board meetings are available to view here.

Summer 2014 courses for people with a learning disability

The Summer 2014 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page.  Click here for more information and to see what courses are on offer.

North West Regional Self Advocates Forum dates 2014

Find out when the North West Regional Self Advocates Forums are taking place in 2014.

North West Regional Family Forum dates 2014

Find out when the North West Regional Family Forums are taking place in 2014.

Learning disability partnership board review

An event is being held to look at how to improve the board and how to increase the voices of local people with a learning disability. 

Dolphins Den - help to set up a business or community project

Dolphins Den helps people with a learning disability to set up their own business or community project.

Have your say about what learning disability services should look like in Lancashire

We would like to hear your views about how we should plan what future services for people with a learning disability in Lancashire.

Learning Disability Self Assessment - easy read version

The easy read Blackburn with Darwen Joint Self-Assessment (November 2013) is now available to download. 

January 2014 courses for people with a learning disability

The January 2014 learning timetable has been added to our 'Learning' page. 

Dobson's Choice - search engine for people with a learning disability

Dobson's Choice helps people who can't read and write to find websites that are interesting, accessible and relevant.

Summer 2013 learning timetable available

The summer 2013 learning timetable is now available to view.

New Hate Crime Support Group

Do you have a learning disability or any other disability? Have you been a victim of hate crime or abuse? 

New joint learning disability team

People with learning disabilities in Blackburn with Darwen are set to benefit from the creation of a joint team of health and social workers.  

Delivering equality in Blackburn with Darwen workshop

A 'Delivering equality in Blackburn with Darwen' workshop is being held on Thursday 29th November 2012 at King George's Hall, Northgate Suite in Blackburn.

Short term breaks service open event 18th Nov 2012

The short term breaks service based at St Aidan's Avenue in Blackburn is holding an open event on 18th November, 2pm - 5pm. 

Disability Awareness Day - 30th October 2012

Blackburn with Darwen's 5th Annual Disability Awareness Day

Autumn 2012 courses

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's autumn 2012 course timetable has just been added to the learning page.

Human rights workshop for LINk and Healthwatch

A human rights workshop is taking place for members of the LINk or people who are thinking of volunteering for Healthwatch.

Know Your Rights for Health and Wellbeing Workshop

A 'Know Your Rights for Health and Wellbeing Workshop' is taking place on 25th July 2012.

Learning Disabilities Big Health Day

The Learning Disabilities Big Health Day is taking place on Monday 16th July 2012. 

Experts say landmark judgement will stop benefit system discriminating against disabled

Experts at Irwin Mitchell have welcomed a landmark judgement handed down at the Court of Appeal today which they say sets out clear guidance to ensure that disabled people are not discriminated against by the Government's benefit system.

Parents and carers networking event

The North West Training and Development Team have sent us details about the first parents and carers conference held by the Northwest Positive Behaviours Support network.

Summer 2012 course timetable

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's Summer 2012 course timetable has just been added to the learning page.

Look after your eyes event

Look here! A day for people with learning disabilities to come and find out about looking after their eyes.

Getting better health information

Getting better health information for people with learning disabilities and family carers.  What information do we have and how can we use it? A free all day event.

Plan or be planned for training event

The North West Training and Development Team are holding a 'Plan or be planned for' training event with limited free places available.

Health and social care bill explained

The Department of Health has published a series of factsheets on the Health and Social Care Bill to explain particular topics contained in the Bill, including its key themes.

Themed weekends at short term breaks

Special themed weekends are taking place at the short term breaks service at St Aiden's Avenue in Blackburn.

Free presenting skills training course - February and March 2012

The course is for people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties, their parents, family members and carers.

New courses for January 2012

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's January 2012 course timetable has just been added to the learning page

Rights Guide for people with learning disabilities

An important new guide for people with learning disabilities was launched at the 24 November Supported Living Conference.

Our Say magazine Winter 2011

Download a free copy of the Our Say magazine!

Support for families - information sheet

Download a free information sheet from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.

Getting better health information event

Free all day event (Cambridge)

North West Regional Conference 2012

The time has come again for another North West Regional Forum conference.

Making social care accesible for people with autism

The social care institute for excellence have produced an easy read guide to making social care more accessible for people with autism.

Involve Me

The Involve Me resource aims to increase the involvement of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in decision making and consultation.

Using the Mental Capacity Act

You can download a guide to using the mental capacity act for families and friends of people with learning disabilities by clicking here

Reaching and supporting diverse communities

You can download a guide to meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities, and family carers, from newly arrived, Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BME) communities by clicking here

Autumn 2011 course details

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's Autumn 2011 course timetable has just been added to the learning page

National Response to the Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities

A response to the Panorama programme on the abuse at Winterbourne View.

Should these services join together?

Should health, education and social care services for people with a disability aged 0 - 25 years join together to make one service?  What do you think?  Is it a good idea?  How could we do it?

It is time to fill out your census form

Download an easy read guide to filing in your census form.

Health self assessment for 2010

View an easy read version of the health self assessment for 2010.

Free training event

Free training event - learn how to train people and present meetings and courses.

Why are day services changing?

Download a leaflet to find out more about these changes.

New adult social care website

There's a new website for adult social care in Blackburn with Darwen. It's called 'Your Support, Your Choice'.

Hate crime

View information about the "NO MORE this is not Anti Social Behaviour this IS Disability Hate Crime" conference.

Finding an NHS dentist

Adult social care provider services

Options appraisal for adult social care provider services

The Council is seeing if there are better ways to run some parts of adult social care and help save money. The Government isn't giving the Council as much money to spend, so we need to think how we can save money.

The Learning Disability Partnership Board

We need your help to get more people with a learning disability involved in the Partnership Board

4 new courses for Autumn 2010

The Council's Neighbourhoods and Learning Service have got 4 new courses for Autumn 2010.

Health self assessment framework

Getting ready for the health self assessment framework - family/carers meetings

These meetings will give you the chance to speak to Peter Soothill, the commissioning manager for learning disabilities, to share your views about the health services in Blackburn with Darwen.

Giving us a voice

'Giving us a voice' - meeting in Preston on 16th November 2010

New LD forum

The new LD Forum is a place where you can interact with others about anything to do with learning disability policy and practice and a bit more besides!

Easy read guide to coalition government

View an easy read leaflet explaining what a coalition government is.

A report by Mandy Crabtree

A report by Mandy Crabtree on the North West Regional Forum Conference 2010.

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