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All about ldiag

  1. 1. LDIAG Information Officer Sam Williams All About the LDIAG and My Work
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>My name is Sam Williams </li></ul><ul><li>I am the LDIAG Information Officer </li></ul><ul><li>I started work in January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>I work 3 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>My office is in Learning Disability Wales in Cardiff </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the LDIAG? <ul><li>LDIAG stands for Learning Disability Implementation Advisory Group </li></ul><ul><li>The LDIAG was set up in 2002 by Jane Hutt who was the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales at that time. </li></ul><ul><li>The group was set up to look at what the Welsh Government was doing about the report ‘Fulfilling the Promises’. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Members of the group are chosen by the Minister. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 representatives from All Wales People First. </li></ul><ul><li>Other members represent parents and carers, social services, health, research and voluntary organisations (like Mencap Cymru, Learning Disability Wales and All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers). </li></ul>What is the LDIAG? x3
  5. 5. What does the LDIAG do? <ul><li>The group talks about things that affect people with learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>They tell the Welsh Government what they think </li></ul><ul><li>They give the Welsh Government advice on what can be done to make life better for people with learning disabilities </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The group has given the Minister lots of advice about things like transport, health, housing, jobs and prisons. </li></ul><ul><li>The group has written lots of important documents too, like the Statement on Policy and Practice for Adults with a Learning Disability. </li></ul><ul><li>The LDIAG helped make sure that people with learning disabilities in Wales got annual health checks. </li></ul>What does the LDIAG do?
  7. 7. How do I find out about the work of the LDIAG? <ul><li>It is my job to let people know what the LDIAG is doing </li></ul><ul><li>I send out newsletters in easy read to tell you what is happening </li></ul><ul><li>There is a new LDIAG website so that you can find out more information www.ldiag.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>I come along to roadshows and events like this to let you know what is happening </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can I tell the LDIAG what is important to me? <ul><li>You can tell me and I will tell the group about it. You can phone me, e-mail me or write to me. </li></ul><ul><li>You can come to the roadshows and tell us what you think. </li></ul><ul><li>You can tell one of the All Wales People First representatives and they will tell the group at a meeting. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How can I contact you? <ul><li>My phone number is: 029 20681160 </li></ul><ul><li>My e-mail address is: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>My address is: Learning Disability Wales, 41 Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5GG </li></ul>

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