How we work

Learning Disability England wants to be led by its members, so that we do what matters to people with learning disabilities

Diagram showing how the Learning Disability England board is elected

Learning Disability England is made up of:

  • Members – people with learning disabilities, family members, professionals, allies, organisations of any kind that share our aims
  • The Representative Body – these are 12 people elected by the members. They work in partnership with the Trustees and lead on some decisions. These include deciding on who can be members, choosing the Trustees, making sure LDEs work is based on what is important to members and its values.
  • The Board – the Trustees are a group of 8 – 10 people who have the job of making sure LDE is following the law and legal responsibilities. They work in partnership with the Representative Body and lead on some decisions. They make sure LDE has enough money, operates lawfully, employs staff, and keeps everyone involved safe.

If you want to read more about the governance arrangements of Learning Disability England you can read an easy version of our Articles of Association.


LDE’s Articles of Associations – our governing document.