North West

Map of the North West Region

North West Regional Meeting

The North West regional summit meeting was held on Tuesday 16th November at Preston. Read the rest of this entry »

Plan Resulting from the North West Meeting

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

North West Regional plan

Notes from the North West Meeting

You can read everything that people talked about at the North West meeting here: Notes from the North West meeting

Additional Information for the North West

The North West Training and Development Team and Pathways can provide lots of information on learning disability and ethnicity in the north west region. You can visit their website here: The section called ‘Information for you?’ will be very useful.


This link will take you to the North West region page for Valuing People Now:


Disability Equality North West is an organisation that aims to “further the human rights of disabled people across the North West.” You can find their website here:


Blackburn and Darwen Carers have been recognised as providing good support for carers in BME communities in the North West. Find their website here:



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."