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About Tenfold

Tenfold supports its 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!

Membership

Tenfold has over 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, 111KB, updated July 2018). For more information on joining contact us.

What we do

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.

Learning Disability news and events

Parents Connect: bringing families of children with additional needs together

6th December 2019|Learning Disability, PSI|

Parents Connect will be running a 6-week course at the Hamara Centre in Leeds, which will be for families who are either new to disability or to Scope. Parents Connect supports parents and carers looking after children under 18 to [...]

Learning Disabilities – Strategic Information

Tenfold Members Meet Ups

We hold regular Tenfold members meet ups and strategy sessions open to everyone with an interest in the learning disability third sector. These meetings are an opportunity to network, get the latest strategic updates and hear from guest speakers.

Meeting dates:

  • 6 February 2020, 10:00am – 12 noon, venue tbc
  • 7 May 2020, 1:00 – 4:00pm at The Vinery, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU
  • 5 November, 1:00 – 4:00pm at t George’s Conference Centre, 60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL

Tenfold Pop Up Sessions

The Pop Up sessions with the Care Management Team at Technorth provide a great opportunity for Tenfold members to talk to the Care Managers about your services, and what you can offer people with a learning disability in the city, in an informal setting.

Pop Up Session dates:

  • Weds 5 Feb 2020
  • Weds 29 April 2020
  • Weds 29 Jul 2020
  • Weds 4 Nov 2020

Representation

Tenfold member organisations, staff and service users are involved in all the strategic groups in Leeds. These include:

Leeds Learning Disability Partnership Board
Community Task Group
Learning Disability Health Task Group
Learning Disability Employment Group
The People’s Parliament

Information & Resources

Links:

  • Tenfold Members

    Almost 100 voluntary sector organisations are members of Tenfold, Our members provide a wide range of service across Leeds – for more details please see the member directory.

                        Contact Us

                        Jez Coram

                        Development Worker for Learning Disabilities

                        Jez is the Development Worker for Learning Disabilities.

                        Jez joined Forum Central in September 2019. He has worked directly with people with learning disabilities for nine years in the third sector in Leeds, recently in project research and development, project co-ordination, and as a multi-media designer.

                        Over the years he has learnt a lot from the staff and volunteers with learning disabilities he has co-worked with. His role at Forum Central will be to build on the great work that has already been done and connect with member organisations, passing information between members and statutory services in a format members can understand, encouraging partnership working and helping to make sure people with learning disabilities voices, views and experiences are heard and are key to strategy and commissioning in the city.

                        Through his varied projects Jez has built a good understanding of the variety of discriminations faced by people with learning disabilities. He is happy to be a part of the forum central team and looking forward to learning from and working with the member organisations to help them engage with the Being Me strategy for Leeds and build on its inclusivity as a city.

                        When not at Forum Central Jez is usually, either with his family and dog, or watching Netflix.