12 June 2018
To raise awareness of the information, advice and support available for people with learning disabilities in North Lincolnshire, a range of events and activities are taking place during Learning Disability Awareness Week.
The North Lincolnshire Learning Disability Partnership is hosting the events and activities during Learning Disability Awareness Week (18 to 26 June 2018).
The partnership is made up of North Lincolnshire Council, Carers Support Centre, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS Foundation trust, Cloverleaf and Ongo.
Learning Disability Awareness Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the information, support and activities available in North Lincolnshire all year round for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
During the week you’ll be able to get involved in everything from health walks and multi-sport sessions to Do Something Different activities and support groups.
To find out what activities and events are taking place throughout the week, and how you can get involved, go to www.northlincs.gov.uk/learningdisabilitypartnership.
For more information about services and support available locally for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers call 01724 298222 or email email@example.com. You can also visit the Learning Disability Partnership page. For RDaSH NHS Foundation Trust call 01724 298275.
The North Lincolnshire Local Offer website includes information on support and activities for young people (aged 0 to 25) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Jean Spiteri, Professional Co-Chair of the Learning Disability Partnership, said:
“Working together, we can make a difference – and the Learning Disability Partnership brings together a wide range of partners who are committed to support people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to help improve their outcomes.
“Learning Disability Awareness Week 2018 is another opportunity to celebrate people with a learning disability and it’s great that partners are working together to raise awareness of the lived experiences of people with learning disabilities and to promote the range of activities and support in the area.
“All of these events demonstrate partners’ commitment to supporting people in the area to lead happy independent lives, safely in the community.”
Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing, said:
“There is a wide range of support and services available in North Lincolnshire for people of all ages with a learning disability. Throughout Learning Disability Awareness Week we aim to raise awareness of this to ensure people with learning disabilities thrive in their community.
“We are fully committed to providing opportunities for all and it is important that people with learning disabilities are supported within their communities to lead fulfilling lives. Support is also available for the people around them, whether that is their family or carers.
“It is vital that people with learning disabilities ‘have a voice’ about the things that affect their lives and communities. I’d encourage anyone with a learning disability to get involved in Learning Disability Awareness Week.”
If you are doing anything to celebrate Learning Disability Awareness Week, we really want to hear about it. Send details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in the next Learning Disability Partnership newsletter.
About the Learning Disability Partnership
The Partnership is made up of people, carers and partners who work together to improve outcomes for people with learning disabilities as well as giving them opportunities to have a voice about things that affect their lives and their communities.