East Midlands

Map of the East Midlands Region

East Midlands Regional Meeting

The East Midlands Regional Summit meeting was held on 3rd November at Nottingham Read the rest of this entry »

Plan Resulting from the East Midlands Meeting

The Regional Plan developed from this meeting is available to download:


Notes from the East Midlands Meeting

You can read everything that people talked about at the East Midlands meeting here: Notes from the East Midlands meeting

Presentation from the East Midlands Meeting

Yasmin Surti, Valuing People Now Ethnicity Lead, spoke to us at the East Midlands meeting. You can read what she said here: What’s Happening in the East Midlands?

Additional Information for the East Midlands Region

Ansaar is a Leicester based community project set up for people with learning disabilities. Visit their website here: www.ansaar.org/


Nottinghamshire NHS have published a toolkit that aims to increase the involvement of people with learning disabilities from BME communities and their carers in the planning and management of their care. It also contains a list of useful contacts for various communities. You can read it here: East Midlands Toolkit


This link will take you to the East Midlands region page for Valuing People Now: www.valuingpeoplenow.dh.gov.uk/content/regions/east-midlands


Leicester Disability Information Network provides information for people with learning disablilities and their carers: www.ldicn.org.uk/home

Use of the Charter

"I will use this to inform our own inclusion strategy which we are developing with the people we support. I will make sure that our self-advocacy groups and ambassadors are aware of the charter so that they can tell others too, and check we are achieving the goals."

"We will be looking to adopt the National Charter for Inclusion as part of our own updated single Equality Scheme, which will in turn recognise the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty, which places additional obligations on public authorities and those who provide services through public money."

"We will build the principles of the Charter into project planning and improve our outreach into the community."

"I will ensure that the charter is circulated and enforced by other professionals when working with all members of the community."

"We will provide a copy for our service users, families and staff and plan to refer to the Charter in Induction and Diversity training."