Linkage Clients attend the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards

Posted: 02/07/2019

David (left) and James (right) with Justin Hackney, Assistant Director – Joint Commissioning of Specialist Adults Services (Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Commissioning Groups)

Two Linkage clients, James Bell and David Sheardown, attended the prestigious National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards in Birmingham last week.

The awards celebrate the successes of individuals, teams and businesses throughout the UK – people who really do make a positive impact on people’s lives.

James and David were nominated and shortlisted as part of the Lincolnshire Learning Disability Partnership (LLDP).  The partnership believes that people who use social care and specialist health services have knowledge and experience which can be used to help make services better. James and David give their views about how care and health services are planned and run in Lincolnshire. They attend working groups, are part of consultation processes with Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincolnshire Police, and were recently involved in the production of Police Complaints Easy Read documents.

The LLDP nomination stated:

“In striving to transform attitudes and build a better future, these six people have completely revitalised Lincolnshire’s Learning Disability Partnership. With tremendous resolve over many years, they have challenged unfairness and exclusion in a way that bring people together, rather than divides them.”

Over 800 people attended the event which was hosted by Miranda actress Sally Philips. Unfortunately the team didn’t win an award but they very much enjoyed the three course meal and entertainment.


James Bell with Adult Skills Coordinator Anthony Spiers


David Sheardown

Congratulations to all of the team, and especially David and James. We are extremely proud of the work the guys have done.

My son can't wait to go back to Keal View
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