‘Big Day’ for Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board

Anyone with an interest in big developments in learning disabilities in Somerset’s is being invited to take part in a ‘Big Day’ out.

The Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board, of which Somerset County Council is a partner, will be holding its annual ‘Big Day’ in March.

The ‘Big Day’ event gives members of the public and those who work within the learning disabilities sector the chance to find out more about what the Board does and how they can get involved.

Partnership Board members have an interest in improving services for people with learning disabilities and their families and work with and give advice to councils, health, service providers and other groups to make things better for people in their community.

This year the ‘Big Day’ is being held in the Luttrell Room at Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY on Monday, 7 March from 10am – 4pm.  Due to the limited capacity of the venue, places will be prioritised for people with learning disabilities and their families.

At the ‘Big Day’ people can find out more about the Learning Disability Joint Self-Assessment, which helps people with learning disabilities and their families discuss what services are working well for them and what needs to get better.

It will also give voluntary and community sector organisations the opportunity to network with attendees during the lunch break of the event.  If you represent an organisation which supports people with learning disabilities to stay healthy, stay safe and live well, please contact Somerset County Council to reserve your free space for a display stand or stall.

Cllr William Wallace, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Learning Disabilities, said: “This will be a fantastic event both for people with learning disabilities and their families as well those working in the sector. It will be a great networking event and a chance for people who have learning disabilities to give much valued feedback on the care and services they receive.”

If you would like further details of the event or to book your place at the ‘Big Day’ please contact Hannah Smith using the contact details below.

Email: LDProgramme@somerset.gov.uk

Telephone: 01823 359377

Writing: PPB2E8, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY.