The Cardiff and Vale Learning Disability Partnership Group’s purpose is to provide the forum for joint working on health, social care and wellbeing, for adults with a learning disability, by engaging with relevant stakeholders in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.  The Learning Disability Partnership Group (LDPG) makes recommendations to the Learning Disability Implementation Group (LDIG) as a means ofinforming the strategic direction for learning disability services across Cardiff and the Vale.  The LDPG are responsible for the monitoring of all relevant strategies and key national and local guidance and engaging with stakeholders to ensure Learning Disability issues are dealt with comprehensively.

The LDPG’s vision is that of a strong independent group including all relevant stakeholders from Local Authorities, Private providers, Third Sector, service users and local Health Boards. Group members will consider strategic issues within the Adult LD sector and  engage with decision makers at Local Authority level, and throughout the sector, where we feel that representations should be made. We want to work in partnership with organisations and individuals who provide services for people with LD; and we want to act as a critical friend and partner to key stakeholders to ensure that we identify any areas of concern and work together to improve services.

You will find the Terms of Reference for the Cardiff and Vale Learning Disability Partnership Group and other papers here.

For more information please contact your representatives on the group or contact the Chair of the LDPG directly via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Chair’s briefing following the meeting on the 19 July 2017 is now available.

The Chair’s briefing following the meeting on the 12 April 2017 is now available.

Agenda for the LDPG meeting taking place at 10am on Friday, 24 November 2017 is now available.

The Notes following the meeting on the 24 November 2017 are now available

News

Draft Joint Adult Learning Disability Commissioning Strategy : The draft Commissioning Strategy is out for consultation. All comments are to be sent electronically to the Chair of the LDPG, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, 30 November 2018.

Would you like to be part of Inovate Trust's new project: Cuss, The Untold Story? For the 50th Anniversary of Innovate Trust (formerly known as CUSS), they have received funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund to research into the history and put together an exhibition whish is to be held at The Cardiff Story Museum and The Senedd. Innovate Trust are looking for people to interview to help with the new project. They are looking for:

  • Ex staff at Ely Hospital
  • Ex patients of Ely Hospital
  • Anyone who was supported by the students of CUSS
  • Anyone who may have worked with the students of CUSS
  • Anyne with any information on the history of CUSS

Anyone who has information can talk to Innovate Trust anonymously if prefered.

For further information or if you would like to tell your story, you can contact Georgia Oliver (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Kieran Vass (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 02920 382151.

New Commissioning Guidance for services for people with a learning disability: New Guidance has been developed by the National Commissioning Board for Wales to ensure that public services are commissioned effectively to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities. The Full and Easy Read documents are available on the WLGA website.

Innovate Trust ‘Keep On Moving’: Is a 20 month project designed to help people with a work limiting health condition to develop their confidence and Keep On Moving towards gaining independence.  For more information please see the flyer.

Integrated Autism Service: The Integrated Autism Service is a multi-agency specialist autism service, which is jointly hosted by health and social care. An update for services which tells you more about the service and how to access them is now available.

Vale of Glamorgan Council Learning Disability Team News: Vince James will officially commence the learning Disability Team Manager post on the 21 August. For clarity for those outside of the Council, Janet Stroud continues in her Practitioner Manager role covering Review and Transitions and is joined by Elizabeth Boyt, Practitioner Manager for Case Management. Kristie Cantle is Practitioner Manager for Supported Accommodation and the Adult Placement Service.