Membership for Self-Advocacy and Carer Groups

If your organisation is led by self-advocates and/or family members, you can join as a Self-Advocacy or Carer Organisation.

We will ask you confirm group supports shared aims and goals of Learning Disability England members.

Organisation members get an opportunity to:
Organisation members get access to:
Influence and inform the campaigning or key messages Learning Disability England uses in its work with partners, government or members
Up to date information, news and resources including a regular digital newsletter (usually weekly)
To support and be a part of the changes Learning Disability England members are making together
The programmes of work and projects on the priorities set by members.

Through webinars, free workshops, training, networks, events or resources coming from that work.

These are open to staff, volunteers working with organisation members or those people supported by them.
To join our network of spokespeople, subject leads or partners on issues you care about or have worked a lot on.

For example, members with specialist knowledge are representing LDE to shape national policy and improve practice, increase their knowledge and awareness of their work.
Quality and improvement tools or networks.

For example, LDE supports the Driving Up Quality code and implementation of REACH standards with partner organisations
To shape our day to day activity as well as strategic messaging.

For example, LDE is working with involvement leads on how we support and connect their work
Facilitated networks solving problems or debating issues that face people and organisations including policy and practice changes.

For example, LDE members have directly influenced the work on reshaping the Mental Capacity Act Amendment Bill
Each organisation also gets 1 vote in formal decisionsChance of a free place at the conference in the places lottery

Membership for Self-Advocacy and Carer Group is £25 a year

This membership is intended for small user led groups, which may be formally constituted or an informal group.


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