Bridget manages the Ethnic Minority projects for ARC. She writes and speaks about improving services for people with learning disabilities, especially those from minority communities. She ran the “Services for All” project that led to the setting up of the National Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network. She is a member of the National Learning Disability and Ethnicity advisory group (NAGLDE). She co-wrote the ‘Framework for Action on Ethnicity’ – a Department of Health guidance document for learning disability partnership boards. Bridget leads a project funded by the Diana Memorial Fund to develop resources to support young people with Learning Disabilities from Minority Communities make the most of adult life.
I’m Pam Smith the Projects’ Administrator for the BME Unit based at the ARC Head Office in Chesterfield. I joined ARC in May 1996 but my work for the BME Unit commenced in April 2003.
My role includes work on the National Learning Disability & Ethnicity Network (NLDEN – www.lden.org.uk), Moving On Up project www.movingonup.info), BME conferences / events and dealing with any queries that we receive in the BME Unit.
My name is Lesley Dean and I am a Project Worker, based at home in the East of England.
I have worked for ARC for the last 5 years on a variety of projects, most recently on ‘Moving On Up Together’, which is about transition (from school to life as an adult) for young people with a learning disability, especially those from a minority community.
David has worked in and managed a number of learning disability services before joining ARC.
David has been the project worker for a number of projects – including Managing Medication, Clear Thoughts, Welsh Hospital Research Project and the Candle. He has also been involved in LDAF/LDQ, and ARC’s ethnicity work including Moving On Up.