Partnership Board

Partnership Board 'Valuing People Now' is the government's plan for making the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families better. In 2001 'Valuing People' said that local authorities had to set up Partnership Boards for people with learning disabilities.

The Blackburn with Darwen Partnership Board meets to talk about opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities.  Its job is to make sure that things get better for people with learning disabilities in Blackburn with Darwen, to make carers lives better and to make services better too.

'Valuing People' said: 'Membership of the Board should include social services, health, education, housing, community development, leisure, independent providers and employment services.'  Our board has all these people, as well as parents, carers and is chaired by the Executive Member for Adult Social Care.

'Valuing People' also said: 'representatives of people with learning disabilities and carers must be enabled to take part as full members'.

The Partnership Board has 4 people who represent people with learning disabilities living and using services in Blackburn with Darwen. The representatives influence what the board will talk about.  They also help the board to make decisions.

People can have their say in making things better for people with learning disabilities even if they aren't a member of the board by attending the 'We speak, you listen' network meetings. The 'We speak, you listen' network meets on a regular basis in Blackburn with Darwen.

The 'We speak, you listen' group is supported by an advocacy group. They have recently talked about transport, having friends, hate crime and feeling safe. 

At every Partnership Board meeting we talk about carers. This is a chance for carers to have a say in how services should be made better. Carers know what it is like to care for someone with a learning disability, so it is important that we listen to what carers have to say.

'Valuing People Now' which came out in 2009 says that learning disability partnership boards have to report to new regional programme boards. These reports must be agreed by self advocacy and family carer representatives.  These reports will tell people what actions the partnership board has said it will do.

At the moment the board is looking at ways it can link into other forums where decisions are made. A representative of the board recently went to the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) Communities group. A representative also goes to the BADAG (Blackburn and Darwen Disabled Access Group) meetings. The Board has held presentations and workshops, some of which have been on housing, transport, health and well-being, transitions, personalisation, joint commissioning and person centred planning.

If you want more information about the Partnership Board, please contact us.

You can download the minutes (notes) of the Partnership Board meetings using the links below.  There are easy read versions of the minutes too.

Easy read minutes (notes) of the Learning Disability Partnership Board meetings

Easy read minutes - 12th April 2017

Minutes - 8th February 2017

Easy read minutes - 7th December 2016

Easy read minutes - 5th October 2016

Easy read minutes - 2nd August 2016

Easy read minutes - 8th June 2016

Easy read minutes - 6th April 2016

Easy read minutes - 3rd February 2016

Easy read minutes - 2nd December 2015

Easy read minutes - 5th October 2015

Easy read minutes - 3rd August 2015

Easy read minutes - 25th March 2015

Easy read minutes - 26th November 2014

Easy read minutes - 3rd October 2014

Easy read minutes - 22nd July 2014

Easy read minutes - 28th May 2014

Easy read minutes - 28th January 2014

Easy read minutes - 26th November 2013

Easy read minutes - 24th September 2013

Easy read minutes - 23rd July 2013

Easy read minutes - 22nd May 2013

LDPB easy read minutes - 26th March 2013

LDPB easy read minutes - 29th January 2013

LDPB easy read minutes - 31st July 2012

<LDPB easy read minutes - 18th April 2012

LDPB easy read minutes - 15th February 2012

LDPB easy read minutes - 25th May 2011

LDPB easy read minutes - 9th March 2011

LDPB easy read minutes - 10th November 2010

LDPB easy read minutes - 8th September 2010

LDPB easy read minutes - 7th July 2010

LDPB easy read minutes - 12th May 2010

LDPB easy read minutes - 4th March 2010

LDPB easy read minutes - 3rd December 2009

LDPB easy read minutes - 29th September 2009

LDPB easy read minutes - 21st July 2009

LDPB easy read minutes - 12th May 2009

LDPB easy read minutes - 10th March 2009

LDPB easy read minutes - 25th November 2008

 

Minutes (notes) of the Learning Disability Partnership Board meetings (standard versions)

LDPB minutes - 2nd December 2015

LDPB minutes - 5th October 2015

LDPB minutes - 3rd August 2015

LDPB minutes - 25th March 2015

LDPB minutes - 28th January 2015

LDPB minutes - 26th November 2014

LDPB minutes - 3rd October 2014

LDPB minutes - 22nd July 2014

LDPB minutes - 28th May 2014

LDPB minutes - 28th January 2014

LDPB minutes - 26th November 2013

LDPB minutes - 24th September 2013

LDPB  minutes - 23rd July 2013

LDPB  minutes - 22nd May 2013

LDPB minutes - 26th March 2013

LDPB minutes - 18th April 2012

LDPB minutes - 15th February 2012

LDPB minutes - 7th November 2011

LDPB minutes - 25th May 2011

LDPB minutes - 9th March 2011

LDPB minutes - 22nd December 2010

LDPB minutes - 10th November 2010

LDPB minutes - 8th September 2010

LDPB minutes - 7th July 2010

LDPB minutes - 12th May 2010

LDPB minutes - 4th March 2010

LDPB minutes - 27th January 2010

LDPB minutes - 3rd December 2009

LDPB minutes - 29th September 2009

LDPB minutes - 21st July 2009

LDPB minutes - 12th May 2009

LDPB minutes - 10th March 2009

LDPB minutes - 25th November 2008

LDPB minutes - 10th September 2008

LDPB minutes - 18th June 2008

LDPB minutes - 14th April 2008

LDPB minutes - 4th October 2007

LDPB minutes - 9th August 2007

LDPB minutes - 7th June 2007

LDPB minutes - 5th April 2007

LDPB minutes - 14th December 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

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