Wakefield Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board
Wakefield has a Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board.
This helps us make sure that we meet the needs of people with a learning disability in Wakefield. The Partnership Board meets every two months. Membership of the board is made up of:
- family carer representatives
- people with a learning disability
- senior managers from the Council
- Health representatives from services who work with people with a learning disability
You can find out more about what we have done in the last year by reading our:
- Learning Disability Annual Joint Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework.
- Autism Self Assessment.
- Winterbourne View Local Stocktake.
minutes from the Partnership Board meetings to find out what we talked about and what was decided.
- Thursday 19 October
- 10am - 1pm
- Sandal Rugby Club, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, WF2 7DY
The Partnership Board has a number of delivery groups that work on different priority areas.
Family Carers Group - involving and supporting carers of people with learning disabilities.
Employment Sub Group - supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health, Autism and Hidden Impairments into work.
Autism Steering Group - monitors the implementation of
our local and
National Autism Strategy.
Strategic Health Group - this includes the Patient Experience Group (PEG).
Challenging Behaviour Strategy Group - working on the recommendations from the Winterbourne View Concordat.
Lift Up Friends Advocacy Group - these represent the views, wishes and needs of people with learning disabilities.
If you would like to know more about the work of any of these groups please contact us.
Current work and new things
A Health Passport has important information about your health. Sharing this information with doctors, nurses, dentist and opticians, will help them to be able to support you better.
There is a VIP Hospital Passport to take with you when you go into hospital.
We want more people to fill these in. You can find the forms here: