Learning Disability & Autism Partnership Board We coordinate the Learning Disability Partnership Board and work together with In Di Go on the delivery of the Autism Partnership Board. The Learning Disability Partnership Board and the Autism Partnership Board are two seperate meetings which happen every two months in Blackburn with Darwen to make sure that people with learning disabilities and people with autism lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Learning Disability Partnership Board The board brings people with learning disabilities and their carers together with service planners and providers from the public, private and voluntary sector and the wider community. We do this to develop services that meet the needs of people with a learning disability in Blackburn with Darwen. The board will focus on creating positive change and addressing local priorities and local issues. The job of the board is to listen to local people and their families and make sure councillors and elected members know the views of the local learning disability community when advising the council. The Learning Disability Partnership Board has sub groups who meet regularly. They meet to talk about the things which are important to people them. Health Sub Group A recent study has shown that people with learning difficulties die sooner due to problems with their health. The health sub group are working to make sure that people with learning difficulties access better health services. Autism Partnership Board Care Network works with In Di Go to deliver the Autism Partnership Board. Like the Learning Disability Board, new ongoing support for the further development of the board so that the local autistic community have an opportunity to meet and discuss issues affecting them and also to ensure that a collective voice for this community is heard by key decision makers.