Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find the latest information and advice about our services for vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

The role of the Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) is to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities in the BCP Council area by:

  • promoting their independence, choice, rights and inclusion
  • ensuring they are treated as equal citizens with access to mainstream services such as health, housing, employment and education
  • ensuring outside bodies consult with the LDPB as their main source of information when planning and making decisions that affect the lives of people with learning disabilities.

The LDPB is chaired jointly by the director of Commissioning and Improvement (adults) or the director of Adult Social Care - Services and an adult with a learning disability supported by Poole First Forum. The LDPB meets every 2 months. View the Terms of Reference.

Meeting minutes

Minutes from the Bournemouth, Christchurch (from May) and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board (B&P LDPB):

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole LDPB newsletter is also available to download.

Please contact Amanda Wheeler on 01202 261039 or email if you would like copies of the:

  • Carers Action Group minutes
  • Keeping Safe Action Group minutes
  • Health Action Group minutes
  • Where I Live Action Group minutes

The Big Plan

The Big Plan 2018 to 2021 has now been published. It explains how BCP Council and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group will work together to provide health and social care services for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Safe Places

Safe Places in BCP Council is organised by People First Forum. Many businesses have signed up to the Safe Places scheme to help people with learning disabilities should they feel in danger, lost or unwell.

The scheme makes sure staff offer support to people with learning disabilities when they ask for help. These venues across BCP Council offer a refuge by displaying the 'Safe Place' sticker in their window.

View a map of Safe Places.

If you would like more information about how to join the Safe Places scheme, please contact People First Forum on 01202 051014 or by email,

Relevant links and useful information:

Health checks

For information about what to expect at a health check, please read:

Page last updated: 01 September 2021
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