Dinosaurs & Elephants in the room

A Bit Missing

I’ve been a parent/carer member of the Learning Disability Partnership Board in Oxfordshire for almost ten years. G was 14 when I joined and he’ll be 24 next month. I’ve always loved LDPB. It’s always felt we were working in real partnership and making a difference. Things have changed somewhat since the National Valuing People Support Team disbanded a while back and the funding we had to dish out to worthwhile projects ceased. Feels a bit like a “rudderless ship” now and over the last couple of years we’ve constantly returned to the “why are we here?”what do we do?” and what is our future?” questions.

Yesterday was an important meeting of the board. The Big wigs of Southern Health, OCC adult social Care and the new chief of the CCG turned up in force. Katrina Percy (KP) (CEO of Southern Health) was to give a presentation and answer our…

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