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A Support Worker rep on the Learning Disability Partnership Board

The Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership is an independent partnership of self-advocates, family carers, health and social care commissioners, police, Healthwatch, voluntary organisations and housing providers.

What is its Purpose?
The partnership will work with people to achieve the vision of people with learning disabilities living good ordinary lives as part of their community, with the right support, at the right time, from the right people. The Partnership is driven by the Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Who is on the Partnership Board?
2 Self-advocates, 2 Family Carers, 2 Support Provider reps, 2 reps from NHS Providers, 2 reps from the Local Clinical Commissioning Groups, 2 Social Work reps, 1 Advocacy rep, 1 Police rep, 1 Housing Provider rep, 1 rep from Healthwatch Suffolk, 1 rep from further education, & Health and Social Care commissioners.

The Partnership Board will:

• Lead and drive the strategy, using co-production
• Champion change and be an example to others
• Be creative and encourage creativity
• Share good practice
• Support the completion of the Annual Joint Assessment Framework
• Host an annual celebration of success and planning for the next year
• Produce and deliver a strong, clear, engaging communications plan

The Partnership Board is looking to expand its membership, and is looking for a rep from the Support Worker & PA Network. This rep will be a member for the Board & will be expected to attend Board meetings & participate in co-productive conversations/decisions outside of Board meetings. There will be 4 Board meetings in 2018, and meetings will be held at Endeavour House, Ipswich.

The Partnership values the insight & expertise of support workers & PA’s working in Suffolk. If you or a colleague in your workplace would like to have the opportunity to influence this important work, please send an expression of interest to hello@suffolkordinarylives.co.uk responding to the question ‘Why you are interested in becoming a member?’

We are asking that expressions of interest are sent in by January 31st. The rep must be available to come to the first meeting of 2018, which will be on the 20th February, 9:30-2:30, at Endeavour House in Ipswich.

Members of the Learning Disability Partnership Board will review expressions of interests and choose a rep by the 7th February.

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