Different types and sizes of organisations or groups that support our aims can be a member of Learning Disability England.
Organisations do not have to work directly with people with learning disabilities, but they must be committed to directly or indirectly improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or their families.
Joining is a statement of your support for people with learning disabilities being in charge of their own lives and working together as equal citizens.
It will also:
Help your organisation’s mission
By supporting work or campaigns you agree with
By contributing to a wider benefit to your community of interest or beneficiaries
Help change and improve what you do
You get good information, solutions to problems and new ideas
Everyone is challenged, based on rights and people with learning disabilities’ priorities – a conscience and a help
Help you be well connected and not isolated
You will join a network of likeminded people and organisations
Organisational Members will be able to:
Influence and inform the campaigning or key messages Learning Disability England uses in its work with partners, government and members
Join our network of spokespeople, subject leads or partners on issues you care about
Shape Learning Disability England’s day to day activity and strategic messaging
Vote in formal decisions and in electing members of the Representative Body
Organisational members get access to:
Up to date information, news and resources including a weekly digital newsletter
The programmes of work and projects on the priorities that are set by members. This might be through webinars, free workshops, training, networks, events or resources coming from that work. These are open to staff, volunteers working with the organisation or those people supported by them
Quality and improvement tools and networks
Facilitated problem solving networks or debates on issues that face people and organisations including policy and practice changes. For example, LDE members have worked together on challenging the misuse of DNAR notices and directly influenced the work on stopping them.
What it costs to join
We know that organisations come in different shapes and sizes, so our membership fee structure from 1 December 2020 reflects this.
Other organisations with a much wider brief have told us that they are also keen to support Learning Disability England’s work.
We have therefore created a new category called Partner Membership to enable these organisations to join our movement.