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 of informing 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.



  • LDPG meeting: The last meeting of the LDPG was on the 15 July 2019, the agenda for the meeting can be seen here.  Please speak to your Representative if there are things you would like them to highlight at the meeting



  • the Recognition/Safeguarding Awards Ceremony nominations are currently open.  They are open until the 18 October 2019.  They are open to both statutory and third sector organisations. If you scroll down on the link then the nomination form is available at the bottom of the page.

  • Parents often struggle to get the right support for their disabled children. To help with this, Cerebra have developed an accessing public services toolkit to support disabled people, families and carers who are encountering difficulties with statutory agencies
  • Cardiff Council Supported Living Outcome: Please see a  letter from the Council to the third sector providing information on the successful organisations for Supported Living across the City.
  • Joint Commissioning Strategy for Adults with a Learning Disability 2019 to 2024:  Working together with people with a learning disability, their families, carers and the third and independent sector, Cardiff Council, The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, have developed their first Joint Commissioning Strategy for Adults with a Learning Disability.
    • The Strategy provides a clear direction for the planning and delivery of adult learning disability services across the region over the next five years and it outlines key issues that will be addressed in the forthcoming years in order to deliver effective, safe and good-quality services. This includes ensuring there is sufficient capacity and an appropriate range of provision to meet local need.
    • The strategy is available online in English and Welsh, as well as being in Easy Read English and Welsh
  • 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.
  • 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.


Are you passionate about the rights of people with learning disabilities in Cardiff and the Vale? An exciting opportunity is available to help develop local services.

Joint commissioning strategy for adults with learning disabilities 2019 -2014. Cardiff and Vale Councils and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board launched their joint strategy on 18 June 2019.

The 8 key areas are:

  1. Health & Feeling Good
  2. Information – accessible and easy to understand
  3. Choice and control
  4. The right support at the right time
  5. Work, volunteering & day opportunities
  6. The transition from child to adult services
  7. Having my own home
  8. Collaboration and coproduction

The priority areas state what changes we want to make in the next 5 years. Have a look at the brief overview for more information.

The Learning Disability Partnership Group (LDPG) is now developing action plans for these areas. There will be seven workstream groups set up to cover the first seven priorities and then all groups will be responsible for delivering and reporting on collaboration and coproduction.  

The workstream groups are due to meet for the first time in August. Updates from the groups will be made available on this page. If you would like information on the workstreams, please contact the chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To access copies of the strategy in easy read, English and  Welsh click here