Expert Members sit on Worcestershire’s Learning Disability Partnership Board or one of its 6 sub-groups. Some Expert Members act as co-chairs and work with learning disability commissioners to plan and run the meetings.
They meet with lots of people who are involved with services for people with learning disabilities such as Commissioners, Providers, Professionals and Support Staff.
Expert Members have a really important job. They speak up for people with learning disabilities.
They raise issues that affect people with learning disabilities.
They make sure that their voices are heard.
Expert Members use their own experience to help others understand the difficulties that people with learning disabilities can face.
Expert Members have written to MP’s to raise concerns about changes in the law that affect people with learning disabilities.
They have visited Parliament to speak directly with MP’s and Government Ministers about these issues.
They have attended events to learn about things that are happening both in Worcestershire and across the Country.
They consult with other people with learning disabilities to let them know what is happening and to find out what they think.
They work with Children’s services to help plan better Transitions for young people with learning disabilities.
They learn about keeping safe and help others to do the same.
If you would like to know more about becoming an Expert Member please contact Gail Greer, Expert Members Co-ordinator