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30 Jun 2012

Building & Sustaining Social Inclusion for People with Learning Disabilities

VODG members are invited to take part in forming an 'Action Learning Set'. Apply before 10th July 2012.

Social inclusion is how people are involved in, contribute to and gain from the community. Each person defines community differently, traditionally it includes things like: neighbours and friends; work; special interest, cultural and faith groups; formal and informal volunteering; sports and leisure activities.

The culture of our organisations is central to achieving social inclusion. This leads how we think about, have aspirations for and support the people who use our services.

NDTi logoIn May a round table was hosted by the VODG and facilitated by the National Development Team for Inclusion (www.ndti.org.uk). Participants represented large and medium sized voluntary organisations who offer support to people with learning disabilities. The Round Table developed first thoughts on what providers can do to support and enable social inclusion - download the 'Round Table' PDF for more (PDF, 97Kb). These will form the foundations of an Action Learning Set which will develop and explore the ideas over the next year.

Download details of how to take part in the Action Learning Set (Word Doc, 142Kb).