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Bournemouth and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board

The Role of the Learning Disability Partnership Board

The role of the Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) is to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities in the Poole area by:

  • promoting their independence, choice, rights and inclusion

  • making sure they are treated as equal citizens with access to mainstream services such as health, housing, employment and education

  • making sure outside bodies consult with the LDPB as their main source of information when planning and making decisions that affect the lives of people with learning disabilities.

The Poole LDPB is chaired jointly by Borough of Poole's Head of Service for Commissioning and Improvement - People Services and an adult with a learning disability supported by Poole Forum. The adults with a learning disability take turns to co-chair the meetings. The LDPB meets every two months.

Bournemouth and Poole have had the first joint Learning Disability Partnership Board (B&P LDPB) meeting. The current B&P LDPB minutes are available to download:

Bournemouth and Poole LDPB newsletter is available to download:

If you would like copies of the following LDPB documents please contact Amanda Wheeler on 01202 261039 or email A.Wheeler@poole.gov.uk with your request.

  • Carers Action Group minutes

  • Choice and Control Action Group minutes

  • Keeping Safe Action Group minutes

  • Health Action Group minutes
  • Housing Action Group minutes

  • Relationships Action Group minutes

  • Work and Education Action Group minutes

You can also ask for the notes from the last Communication for All group meeting

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The Big Plan

The Big Plan 2018 - 2021 has now been published. It explains how Bournemouth and Poole and the Clinical Commissioning Group will work together to provide health and social care services for adults with learning disabilities. 

From 1 April 2019 the Big Plan will be delivered by the newly merged local authority (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. 

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Safe Places in Poole

Safe Places in Poole is organised by Poole Forum. Many businesses in Poole have signed up to the Safe Places scheme to help people with learning disabilities should they feel in danger, lost or unwell.

The scheme that makes sure staff offer support to people with learning disabilities when they ask for help. These venues across Poole offer a refuge by displaying the 'Safe Place' sticker in their window.

Here is a map of Safe Places in Poole.

Here is a list of businesses that have signed up with Poole Forum to be Safe Places in Poole.

If you would like more information about how to join the scheme please contact Poole Forum.

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Relevant links and useful information:

Valuing People Now

Poole Forum  - charity run by and for people with learning disabilities

Improving Health and Lives (IHAL - now part of Public Health England)

Dorset HealthCare - Learning Disability - a range of resources and most are in easy read. 

Transitions: for more information please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Transition on the Poole Family Information Service (FID)

Health Checks

These leaflets explain what to expect at a health check

Annual Health Check - Pan Dorset leaflet, easy read and symbols

Having a health check - easy read leaflet. Produced by Mencap. Easy read, but no symbols.


Contact us


01202 261039