Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Boards bring together lots of people to work on making things better for people with learning disabilities and autism and their families.

Care Network organises these important meetings in Blackburn with Darwen and we would love everyone who has an interest to join us and get involved.

If you or someone in your family has a learning disability and/ or autism and live in Blackburn with Darwen, there are two regular public meetings that we want you to attend:

  • Learning Disability Partnership Board
  • Autism Partnership Board

You can view a highlighted map with directions to the Learning Disabilities Partnership Board Meetings venue here.

Autism Partnership Board

Please contact us for the full details and more info on ways to join. 

Next meeting: Wednesday 13th March

Location: Livesey Children's and All Age Centre, Andrew Close, Blackburn, BB2 4NU | Click here to view on Google Maps

*Please note - we are trialing this new venue to enable our meetings to be hybrid (so attendees can join online as well as in person).  More details and information on how to log in will be available nearer the meeting date.

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Minutes: The minutes from our most recent Autism Board Meetings are available for you to view and download via the links below:

January 2024

November 2023

September 2023

July 2023

May 2023

March 2023

February 2023

December 2022

October 2022

August 2022

June 2022

April 2022

February 2022

December 2021

Learning Disability Partnership Board

Please contact us for the full details and more info on ways to join. 

Next meeting: Wednesday 14th February

Location: Furthergate Business Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ | Click here for directions from the M65

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Minutes: The minutes from our most recent LD Board Meetings are available for you to view and download via the links below:

December 2023

October 2023

August 2023

June 2023

April 2023

February 2023

December 2022

October 2022

August 2022

June 2022

April 2022

February 2022

December 2021

Who Is It For?  

You could be;

  • someone living with learning disabilities and/ or autism
  • mum, dad, sister, brother, friend or carer of someone living with learning disabilities and/ or autism
  • a professional working in health and social care with an interest in learning disabilities and/ or autism

At The Meetings You Can...

  • find out about what’s going on for adults with a learning disability and / or autism
  • tell people what you think about local services
  • be heard by the people who can make changes to services which can impact the quality of peoples lives
  • make sure councilors and elected members know the views of the local learning disability and autism community
  • find out about your rights and important national policies  
  • help make services better for people with a learning disability and/ or autism in Blackburn with Darwen
  • meet new people
  • Find out about progress on The Big Plan

The Big Plan: 2020 - 2025

This strategy has been co-produced with Blackburn with Darwen Learning Disability and Autism Boards, parents and/or carers of individuals with a learning disability, providers of services and people with a learning disability and or autism. Find out more...

The Big Plan



Get In Touch & Get Involved

If you want to find out more, including the dates of the next meetings call Michelle at Care Network Hub on 01254 507255 (option 2), or email [email protected]

Contact Us


Important! Hospital Passports

Everyone with a learning disability and/or autism should complete a COVID-19 Hospital Passport to take with them, in case they need to go into hospital. 

Find out more about Hospital Passports