Learning Disability

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About Us

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!

Our Members

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.

You can search the Forum Central members directory for services here, or open a list of Tenfold members here (pdf, 213KB, March 2017). For more information on joining contact us.

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.

These are:

  • 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

New NHS England guides for GPs

Health & Care, Learning Disability, PSI
25th September 2017|

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

Do You Want to Act? Become a Member of Ignite

Health & Care, Learning Disability
25th September 2017|

Dark Horse is a theatre company based in Huddersfield. Their new theatre company, Ignite, meet every Saturday morning to learn new acting skills, build confidence and have fun. They  are on the look out for new members as the sessions [...]

31 October | Tenfold Members Meetup

Health & Care, Learning Disability
20th September 2017|

Boo! The next Tenfold Members Meetup will be on Halloween - spooky... 31 October | 10am - 12noon at The Old Fire Station, Gipton We hope you can join us to hear from Fiona Martin, Service Delivery Manager Joint Care [...]

Contact Us

Kath Lindley

Kath Lindley

Tenfold Manager

Kath’s varied career with local authorities and the civil service means she has worked in strategic roles at local, regional, national levels. She came to the third sector after a brief spell with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, going on to raise the profile of Tenfold through a major rebranding exercise, and drastically increasing the membership so it currently stands at around 100 member organisations.

“Working with people with learning disabilities is a real privilege. Even in challenging times, there is always something to smile about and I learn something new every day.”

Angela Davies

Angela Davies

Communications Officer

Angela’s great communication and technology skills and her amazing attention to details is a major asset to Tenfold, and has helped to create a strong brand and identity.

When she is not at work, Angela’s other passions include gardening, especially on her allotment where she grows her own produce, and she volunteers for group that delivers Saltaire Arts Trail.