Wakefield Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board

The board helps us make sure that we meet the needs of people with a learning disability in Wakefield. It meets every three 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
  • Adult Learning Disability Plan for Wakefield 2022-2024 (PDF) (Accessible version)


Meeting papers


Next meetings

  • Thursday 2 November 2023
  • Thursday 25 January 2024
  • Thursday 25 April 2024
  • Thursday 25 July 2024
  • Thursday 24 October 2024

All meetings start at 10:30 am and finish at 1pm. They take place at the following address:

Sandal Rugby Club
Milnthorpe Green
Standbridge Lane

Delivery Groups

The Partnership Board has several delivery groups that work on different priority areas.

  • Family Carers Group - involving and supporting carers of people with learning disabilities

  • 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

More information

If you would like to know more about the work of these groups please email smpearson@wakefield.gov.uk.

Health Passport

A Health Passport has important information about your health. Sharing this information with doctors, nurses, dentists, 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.

Transforming Care Partnership

The Transforming Care Partnership have developed a programme. This aims to transform community infrastructures and reshape services for people with learning disabilities, autism, or both.

The programme is based in the following areas:

  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • Wakefield
  • Barnsley

Easy read version of the full plan

The plan focuses on developing quality community services with crisis response teams. These will support people with a learning a disability, autism or both and their families and carers. This aims to improve the quality of support people get and prevent them being admitted into hospital.

The Partnership is developing local children and young people Care, Education and Treatment Reviews panels, creation of an at “risk of hospital admission register” and publication of information for parents and professionals by March 2018.

Care and Treatment Plans

The Transforming Care Partnership consists of Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities from Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, and Barnsley.
Their aim is to enhance services for individuals with learning disabilities, autism, or both.

They conduct review processes called Care and Treatment Reviews for adults and Care, Education and Treatment Reviews for children and young people.
It is recommended that anyone involved in these processes take part in a free e-learning package provided by NHS England.

The sessions are designed for various individuals. This includes:

  • carers
  • people with lived experience
  • healthcare professionals
  • legal representatives

Short introductory YouTube video

The e-learning can be accessed directly here

If after completing the training you need further information, please contact Judith Hall using the information below.

Contact Us

Judith Hall Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley TCP Programme Co-ordinator

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