Warrington Joint Autism and Learning Disability Partnership Board

What is the Warrington Joint Autism and Learning Disability Partnership Board?

Warrington Joint Autism and Learning Disability Partnership Board meets regularly to talk about opportunities and support for people with autism and learning disabilities.

Its job is to make sure that things get better for people with autism and learning disabilities in Warrington (like support to live independently; and the opportunities to get around town), and help you have the same chance to use the services everyone uses (like going to classes, going swimming, doing sports and going to the cinema).

The Partnership Board brings together council departments and health services and other organisations that give you support. This means that everyone can share information about what is happening in Warrington. Everyone can agree what needs to be done and can check that the work they are doing fits in with what everyone else is doing.

The Partnership Board meets bimonthly.

Warrington Autism strategy 

Warrington Autism Strategy for Adults 2014 -2017 supports the Government’s vision for transforming the lives of adults with

autism and aims to make it a reality. It builds upon work already underway and lays out the objectives we have set for ourselves and

our partners as part of our commitment to improve the lives of people with autism, their carers and their families. Additionally, it details for all our partners and stakeholders,

how we will take forward and deliver on the objectives of the National Autism Strategy, at a local level.

Membership

Membership of the Partnership Board includes:

  • councillors
  • representatives from council departments
  • representatives from health
  • representatives from other organisations involved with people with autism and learning disabilities
  • carers
  • advocates and representatives for people with autism and learning disabilities

Autism and Learning Disabilities Partnership Board Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference details the Partnership Board membership and how it operates.

Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory

The Improving Health and Lives website provides a lot of information about:

  • the health of people with learning disabilities
  • the health care they receive

Disabled Children and Young People’s Strategy 

Warrington is developing a Disabled Children and Young People’s Strategy for children with a disability including those with a learning disability and autism.  More information:

SEND Programme

Disabled children and young peoples strategy 

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and are campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Any queries regarding the Partnership Board contact Pip Horne: pip.speakup@gmail.com