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Here you can find out what the Learing Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) have been up to and what we have been working on.

Free Learning Disability friendly film workshops

As you may be aware, the Learning Disability Partnership Board recently worked with Screen Northants to create some Hate Crime awareness films for children and adults with additional needs. The project was an incredible experience for everyone involved and for those of you who didn't get the chance to get involved before, Screen Northants will be holding more workshops for their upcoming film, Macbeth. For information on how to get involved, see below:

Macbeth Work Experience Application Form (PDF 468KB)

Upcoming events!

The Learning Disability Partnership Board will be at the following events:

  • SummerSENDSation (11 June)
  • RockinRoad Runner 
  • There will be a meeting about Personal Budgets on 11 July (time and venue to be confirmed)

The LDPB All About You Conference is back!

Based on the success of last year's 'It's All About You' event, the LDPB are planning another event for 7 March 2017 at the Kettering Conference Centre. The theme for this year's event is Health and Wellbeing.

The aim of the event is to provide practical information, advice and guidance about good health and wellbeing for people with a learning disability. There will be a strong focus on being active and sport and activity taster sessions will be available.

Come along and find out about good Health and Wellbeing and try out new activities!

If you would like to come along please let us know. You can find our contact details here

Keep Safe website have moved!

 The Keep Safe website has moved! It can now be found here Keep Safe Northamptonshire

Safeguarding-Circle-Of-People_large.pngKeeping Adults Safe Training

Keeping Adults Safe Training for Carers, Personal Assistants and other Informal Carers.

If you support an adult/adults with a learning disability with social care needs you can take part in fully funded one day training course about Keeping Adults Safe.

The training provides knowledge about: 

  • safeguarding adults level 2
  • mental capacity act and 
  • deprivation of liberty safeguards

The course will help you to:

  • identify a vulnerable adult
  • know and recognise signs of abuse and neglect
  • understand confidentiality, secrecy, capacity and duty of care and
  • gain lots of other useful knowledge

If you are an employee of Northamptonshire County Council, work in the adult social services within Northamptonshire or informally care for an adult in Northamptonshire, your place on this course is fully funded. However, a cancellation charge may apply.

If you want to know more please click here

The LDPB Needs you!

We need lots of new people to join our partnership board to give their views and represent their local community.

We are looking for self advocates (this this means a person with a learning disability who can listen to other people and speak up), carers and community representatives, this can be anyone who has an interest in learning disabilities and wants to get involved.

For more information please see the links below

Be a Champion Mentor

mentor LDPB.PNGNorthamptonshire Learning Disability partnership board are looking for volunteers to support a person with a learning disability to do their job.

We need mentors to help our local champions to go out and listen to people and help them to speak up. The local champions will take the issues raised to local board meetings.

For more information please contact Lisa Judge on 01604 361578 or email LJudge@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Thank you!

James

The LDPB would like to say a BIG Thank you to everyone who came to the “Its all about you” event on Tuesday 22nd March, it was a fantastic day and we received lots of good feedback. We hope you had a good day and felt it was worthwhile.

If you have anything you would like to add to the feedback about the event, please contact us.

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