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

Tenfold has almost 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.

To find member organisations and services you can search the Forum Central members directory, or open a list of Tenfold members (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



  • Equals

    Committed to improving the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through supporting high quality education.

  • Linkage

    Provides a high standard of, care, specialist further education and employment services to enable people with learning disabilities to realise their full potential.

  • Open Future Learning

    Open Future Learning provides online training for frontline learning disability support staff.

  • Preparing for Adulthood

    Funded by the Department for Education Preparing for Adulthood seeks to help young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities to have equal life chances as they move into adulthood.

  • St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf

    A day and boarding school for hearing impaired pupils aged 3 to 19 in Boston Spa, Wetherby.

  • Natspec

    The membership association for organisations which offer specialist provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Learning Disability Organisations

  • Tenfold Members

    Almost 100 voluntary sector organisations are members of Tenfold – for more details see the member directory.

  • Learning Disability Coalition

    The Learning Disability Coalition campaigns against cuts and for better funding for social care for people with learning disabilities.

Latest Strategic Information

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.

Latest Learning Disability news from Forum Central

Introducing MAP+: shining a spotlight on local communities

Learning Disability, Mental Health, Older People, PSI
14th November 2017|

A project to bring communities together and help people connect with their neighbours has been launched by Leeds charity Touchstone in inner South and West Leeds. Local people will be put at the heart of the project, Migrant Access Project Plus [...]

LeedsACTS! Seedcorn Funding Round is Now Open!

Learning Disability, Mental Health, Older People, PSI
14th November 2017|

Ever thought of working in collaboration with the universities?  Are you looking for a community organisation to partner with? LeedsACTS! is a partnership between the city's three universities and the many voluntary and community organisations in Leeds.  LeedsACTS! works to build [...]

Better Action for Families Weekly Activities

Health & Care, Learning Disability
14th November 2017|

Monday 6.00pm to 7.30pm Social Group for adults with learning disabilities Sugar Mill Business Park, Oakhurst Avenue LS11 7HL Wednesday 5.00pm to 7.00pm Family Fun Sugar Mill Business Park, Oakhurst Avenue LS11 7HL Thursday 1.45pm to 2.45pm Dancercise St Mary’s [...]

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.