tyne and wear care alliance

Learning Disabilities Network (ACE)

Learning Disabiliites is a transparent, forward looking and proactive network within learning disabilities, autism and mental health. Over time the network has developed and been strengthened by the members contributions and their willingness to share good practice and training.

The network is employer lead with closed and open meetings. The closed board represents the views and ideas of the network and the members generously give their time to ensure we engage with inspirational and enthusiastic speakers and training providers who are occupational competent.

Meetings for the Learning Disabilities and mental health members take place around three time a year when all members of staff are invited to come along and have the opportunity to network, take part in discussions and gain information from guest speakers.

We offer our members support with workforce development, guidance relating to legislation, updates on regional and national strategies and support with updating their NMDS.

To meet employer requirement and to keep up to date with new initiative and training needs, we organise training and seminars and work closely with and support the Local Authority, Community Learning Disability Team and the NHS. We work with our members to research new projects and welcome member’s suggestions and feedback on how we can best support their needs.

The network welcomes new members and any learning disability, autism and mental health organizations within TWCA are welcome to come along to our open meetings and seminars.

Unit 1, North East Business and Innovation Centre, Sunderland, SR5 2TA, Tel: 0191 5484015, Fax: 0191 5482008 info.twca@sunderland.gov.uk