The Full Charter is now available to download:
Key Message: People with Learning Disabilities from BME communities and their families need to get information in a way that they understand and have support to use it well.
1 People with Learning Disabilities from BME communities are supported and encouraged to take part in society at all levels of public engagement (take part in important meetings).
2 Advocacy for BME communities is well planned and funded.
3 Support is offered that enables people with Learning Disabilities from BME communities to travel safely.
4 People with Learning Disabilities from BME communities are supported to live safely and happily, free from abuse and hate crime.
1 Health plans / passports are available to everyone with a Learning Disability (for all their medical care) that include reference / checks for specific conditions for that person’s ethnic origin (where their family is from).
2 Health professionals are trained to work successfully with people with Learning Disabilities and understand their cultural needs.
3 Health checks, health screening and illness prevention (keeping people well) are available to everyone and take account of a person’s ethnic origin.
4 Health and wellbeing boards and any health planning groups include people with Learning Disabilities and their family carers from BME communities.
1 Paid work for people with Learning Disabilities from BME communities is the goal (what we are working towards).
2 The value of employment in terms of living happily e.g. friends, respect, use of time, etc, is recognised and people are helped to find opportunities in a culturally appropriate way (a way that fits with their background).
3 Links are made with employers and BME communities so they can work together to find opportunities for people with Learning Disabilities.
4 Families from BME communities are helped to understand all the training and employment opportunities that might be available. This is part of good transition planning.
1 People with Learning Disabilities from BME communities are given support and choices in where they live.
2 Planning for housing takes time and people are supported from transition onwards.
3 Families are helped to remain involved and understand that independence does not mean managing alone.
4 People with Learning Disabilities from BME communities are supported to have a sense of belonging a place they choose as home.