Learning Disability

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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 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.

Work Priorities

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.

Learning Disability news and events

People in Action Vacancy: Operations Manager

4th April 2018|Health & Care, Learning Disability|

People in Action are recruiting for an Operations Manager to be responsible for the efficient running and development of its services.  Salary: £35,000pa Closing date: Friday 4th May at 12pm Applications to be submitted to nichola.verity@peopleinaction.org.uk They are looking for an enthusiastic [...]

Representation

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

Links: Education

  • 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.

Links: Learning Disability Organisations

  • 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.

  • Learning Disability Coalition

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

  • BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)

    BILD uses its skills, knowledge and experience to turn policy into practice, solve problems and improve support.

  • Respond

    Respond exists in order to: lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities their families and supporters.

Links: Health

  • Easyhealth

    Easyhealth was made for people to find ‘accessible’ health information.

  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust

    Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds and across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

  • Your Health Matters

    Your Health Matters is a project in Leeds for adults with learning disabilities.

  • Healthwatch Leeds

    Helping people get the best out of their local health and care services by bringing their voice to those who plan and deliver services in Leeds.

  • NHS Choices

    NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website and is the official website of the National Health Service (NHS) in England.

  • SeeAbility

    SeeAbility provides support and champions better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Links: Leisure

  • DS Active

    DS Active is a sports programme for people with Down’s syndrome, created in response to the awareness of the sedentary lifestyles of many children and adults with Down’s syndrome and the subsequent health problems.

  • Revitalise

    For over 50 years Revitalise have been providing holiday-style breaks with care for disabled people and carers.

  • Open Country

    Based in Harrogate Open Country organise countryside activities for people with disabilities.

  • Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

    The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability is owned and managed by the Down’s Syndrome Association, based in Teddington Richmond upon Thames.

  • Wildside Venture

    The Wildside Venture provides opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism to access nature. By offering camping trips to various locations covering various activities – hope to see you on the wildside…

Links: Employment

  • Business Disability Forum

    Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.

  • Remploy

    Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work.

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.
http://www.tenfold.org.uk/assets/LeedsLearningDisabilityPartnershipBoardStrategy2015-2018.pdf

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.