The Learning Disability Engagement Team is now recruiting for members of a new NHS England advisory group for people with a learning disability and/or autism and families.
Please can you share this link with your networks and anyone who you might think would be good on the group? The link takes you to a survey which is the application form. There is an easy read attachment with more information too. Engage NHS England Link
What is the advisory group?
- We will recruit 12 members of the public – at least three people who have a learning disability, at least three people who have autism, at least three family carers and at least one person who can represent people with more sever learning disabilities
- The group will meet three times a year, alternating between Leeds and London – the first meeting will be in Leeds on 21st October
- We do not want many ‘NHS England people’ at this meeting because it is a chance for members of the public to have a voice. The meeting will be chaired by a set of co-workers from the engagement team. There will be two more representatives form NHS England who can steer the conversations and hear what the advisory group members have to say. (They will be a combination of Anthony Houlden, Kevin Elliot, Hazel Watson, Crispin Hebron and Ralph Michell).
- The purpose of the advisory group is to:
- Shape how NHS England works with people who have a learning disability and/or autism and families (- and influence the work of NHS England’s Forum for People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism, their Families, Carers and Supporters )
- Strengthen voice of people with a learning disability and/or autism and families a voice, spot when we are not hearing some voices and advise on how we can access the people that are seldom heard
- Test NHS England’s approach to engagement e.g. on particular work streams