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Learning Disabilities SIG Meeting

The Learning Disabilities Special Interest Group (LDSIG) exists to provide a forum in the London Borough of Hackney, and City of London, for anyone who has an interest in the provision of services for people with Learning Disabilities. The group is a sub-group of the City and Hackney Health and Social Care Forum.

Date to review the terms of reference is January 2019

LDSIG Actions of last meeting - 15 02 2017

Matters arising of last meeting – Follow up actions

  • Super Centre – update
  • Hackney Local Plan – update
  • Devolution – invite Emily Tullock, Communications and Engagement Manager for the Hackney Devolution Pilot
  • Learning Disabilities SIG’s terms of reference – Shamima to circulate to all for comments
  • Partnership Board Meeting TOR – Some providers are not invited as they should be according to the TOR Paula/Shamima draft letter behalf of SIG, Shamima to send the TOR to all and feedback regrading TOR to be discussed at the next LDSIG meeting.
  • HSCF Structure Diagram – Once agreed by HSCF Steering Group Members Shamima to circulate to all.

Personal Independent Payment (PIP):

  • Shamima to circulate the PIP presentation to all
  • Rehana to share the assessment criteria, daily living activities link to Shamima to share with all
  • Shamima to share Rehana’s email address - If providers want Rehana to come out and talk through the system they must email to arrange the meeting. (REHANA.AKRAM@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK )

Suggestion’s from Rehana:

  • Future meeting do an overview on ESA
  • Arrange a wider meeting (HSCF Forum Meeting) to discuss issues around Atos process and invite Atos.

Supporting Learners with learning difficulties:

  • Shamima to share Joanne Barrett’s email address (
  • Joanne to send information to Shamima to circulate to all on the workshop they are doing at Hackney Museum.
  • Shamima to share Paula’s 16 weeks garden course as there are few places left.
  • Joanna to send information about the CPD Tutors course to send to all.

Nomination for Reps:

  • Shamima to send out description of the rep roles for LD Partnership Board and Vice Chair for LDSIG

Other Actions:

  • Shamima to invite Hackney One Team to next meeting

Any Other Business

  • Mayor meeting – Once notes are agreed Shamima to circulate the notes to all.
  • HSCF upcoming meetings:

What Support can you access from Business?

Are You a Hackney Based Charity with an income of over £50,000?

Do you sometimes need specialist support?

Do you get confused by Corporate Responsibility Schemes?

Come along and find out what support schemes there are on our doorstep.

Monday 20th February 10-17:30

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Transformation of Health and Social Care in Hackney - Plans for Integrated Commissioning

The Transformation Board are inviting all Voluntary & Community Sector providers of Health and Social Care Services in Hackney (Adults or Children ) to attend a meeting to hear Paul Haigh (Chief Officer of the CCG ) outline the proposed integrated commissioning arrangements for health and social care .This will include Public Health, Adult Social Care and CCG commissioning.

Friday 24th February 10:00 - 13:00am

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Shamima to share the presentation slide to all.

Details of next meeting:

Date: Monday 22nd May 2017

Time: 11am-1pm

Venue: The Adiaha Antigha Centre, Hackney CVS, 24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ


If you wish to attend this meeting please email

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