About the Partnership Board

About the Partnership Board

Terms of Reference for the North Somerset Learning Disabilities Partnership Board

The North Somerset Learning Disabilities Partnership Board is a group of people who meet regularly to talk about things that are good and bad for adults with learning disabilities, carers and support staff in North Somerset.  Members review plans and work out the main areas that need work in the future.

Members of the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board include representatives from all of the areas that work with people with learning disabilities in North Somerset.

Picture of man in a wheelchair with the image of a light bulb to represent a good idea or vision.Our Vision

Members of the North Somerset Learning Disabilities Partnership Board work together to make sure that adults with learning disabilities in North Somerset are able to make choices about their lives and that they receive the correct support to help them to reach their goals (also known as outcomes).

The Partnership Board believes in treating all people equally and value differences between people, their ways of living and their culture at all times.

Picture of target or aimAim of the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board

To make better lives for people with learning disabilities in North Somerset and their families by:

– Having a strong partnership between people and groups involved with learning disabilities (stakeholders), and wider community groups.
–  We want people who have learning disabilities and their carers, to be fully involved with the Partnership Board to help to improve the services they receive in North Somerset.

Picture of person with a clipboard and a big green tick with a thumbs up to represent good things for everyone–  Working together to make sure we get the best quality and value from time, money and other available resources, and fit with legal requirements (known as the broader statutory policy framework).
–  Carrying out consultation, research and other projects.
–  Giving advice to health and social care services about the most important things (priorities), what people want (preferences) and need to improve the health and wellbeing of adults with learning disabilities.

Picture of teenagers to represent transitions or pathways to adulthood–  Monitor, develop and promote opportunities and choices that improve the quality of life for adults with learning disabilities in North Somerset.
–  Provide good quality services for within the money available (budget) and fit with legal requirements (known as the broader statutory policy framework).
–  Promote effective transition arrangements for people moving from being cared for by children’s health and social care services to adult health and social care services and from adult services to older people services.