Tenfold supports our member organisations to improve services and opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
Our aim is to drive positive change. We do this by connecting people, sharing information, campaigning, networking and events and being passionate about what we do!
We currently have around 100 member organisations, all voluntary, community and faith sector organisations who work with and for people who have learning disabilities in Leeds.
We facilitate strong relationships across our membership by working across all sectors, using partnership working, facilitating collaboration, bringing members together and connecting with decision makers.
Tenfold provides specialist support in Leeds to the area of Learning Disability. We have built up excellent working relationships with partners in the third sector, with the council, including care management teams and commissioners, and with colleagues from across all areas of health services in the city.
We work in ways that ensure service users’ voices are heard and that services are designed to be person-centred and tailored to priority and individual needs.
We support collaboration and networking across our membership and wider partnerships, and we deliver information, events and campaigns to raise awareness of the issues facing learning disabled people.
Tenfold is seen as the ‘go to’ organisation for learning disability information, knowledge and sign-posting in the city, and we are proud of our excellent reputation.
Tenfold member organisations, staff and service users are involved in all the strategic groups in Leeds. These include:
Leeds Learning Disability Partnership Board
Learning Disability Health Task Group
Transforming Care Programme Board
Better Lives Leeds Board Community Task Group
Information & Resources
Learning Disability and Human Rights
The British Institute of Human Rights have published a new resource – a booklet about human rights in learning disability settings.
It is aimed at professionals working in the community but is relevant for those working in learning disability services of all kinds. The term ‘practitioner’ is used throughout to include anyone working in learning disability settings (e.g. qualified and unqualified workers). Lots of information in the booklet may also be useful for learning disabled people using services, their family, carers or advocates.
BIHR has also produced a range of resources aimed at people using mental health services, see www.bihr.org.uk
Leeds Learning Disability Partnership Board Strategy 2015 – 2018 ‘Being Me’
Leeds Learning Disability Partnership Board Strategy 2015 – 2018 ‘Being Me’ It sets out the priorities for the Partnership Board and its members over the next three years.
The three main areas were decided by people with learning disabilities and they reflect the issues that are important to them.
- Being Safe
- Being Well
- Being Connected
These three themes form the focus of the strategy and will drive the work of the Partnership Board over the coming years.
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Latest Strategic Information
To be added later
Latest Learning Disability news from Forum Central
"NHS England have just published guides about how to make GP services more accessible to disabled people, linked to the Accessible Information Standard: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/guides-to-help-staff-support-people-with-access-needs/ There is one specifically about reasonable adjustments for learning disabled patients Related posts: ..."
NHS England have just published guides about how to make GP services more accessible to disabled people, linked to the Accessible Information Standard: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/guides-to-help-staff-support-people-with-access-needs/ There is one specifically about reasonable adjustments for learning disabled patients
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