What is this event all about?
The Learning Difficulties and Autism Council feel it is really important that we all know what our rights and choices are, and how important it is that we have a voice within the community. It is also important that we are supported in making our own decisions, exercising our rights and speaking up for ourselves and our peers. We hope this event will inspire people and provide a lot of useful information about how our voices can be heard.
Who are we?
The learning difficulties and autism council are an elected group of people from the borough of Enfield, who have learning difficulties and/or autism. They were elected from a number of day centers and community groups. Their role is to their peers to raise issues and problems that they face in their community and tell services how they can be improved.
We meet once a month to discuss issues that affect our community and share information. Each representative can then take this back to each of their groups and get their feedback. Alongside this our reps are busy attending the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board, health sub-group, North Middlesex Hospital learning disability steering group, community safety sub-group and TFL Valuing People meeting.
Elizabeth is the transition representative on the Learning Difficulties and Autism Council. This means she represents people who are going reaching adulthood and going from children services to adult services.
“It’s really good being a Learning Difficulties and Autism Council rep. I get to speak up at lots of meetings and help make decisions. I like finding out about different things going on in the community and telling others about them so they know.”
“The Learning Difficulties and Autism Council has made people realise our voices and choices are really important. We do make a difference.”
Victor is one of our transport representative on the Learning Difficulties and Autism Council. He speaks up about transport issues that people are experiencing in Enfield.
“I joined so I could get more involved with the community. The meetings that I go to are really good and I have learnt a lot. I really recommend people being involved.”
“I really like going to the TFL Valuing People meetings and speaking to TFL about the issues that Enfield are having.”
“It’s really important that people know their rights and are able to have a choice.”
Like to get involved?
If you would like to get involved, whether you would like to give your views, talk to your representative, are a day service or community group that would like to place on the Learning Difficulties and Autism Council, please see here for more details.