The North East Regional Summit meeting was held on 11th November in Newcastle. Delegates shared lots of ‘Good Ideas’ which you can find in the ‘Notes’ section above. In the North East this tool to measure how well services are working for people from ethnic minority communities has been developed:
Sunderland has a project called ‘Futures.’ This is a Designated Person Centred Transition Planning Team supporting people aged 14-25. They build close links with BME communities and community health is a key area in the process. For more information visit the website at: www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2899
Aapna Services Ltd can provide information on becoming a user-led organisation and delivering learning disability services to BME communities. It is based at Breckon Hill Community Centre, Middlesborough, telephone no. 01642 728484.
This link will take you to the North East region page for Valuing People Now: www.valuingpeoplenow.dh.gov.uk/content/regions/north-east
In County Durham the Learning Disability Service User Parliament aims to help people with Learning Disabilities get their voice heard. Visit their website here: www.learningdisability.org.uk/