The Learning Disability Coalition has set up an advisory board of experts from across the private, public and voluntary sectors to raise the profile of learning disability issues.
The board includes high-profile academics, and representatives from learning disability charities, as well as the former care services minister Dr Stephen Ladyman.
It has been set up in the run-up to the publication of the adult social care green paper, due later this year, and will provide support to the coalition through advice on strategy, policy and profile.
Coalition chair Dame Jo Williams said: “The next few months are vital if we are to ensure that the adult social care green paper delivers for people with a learning disability.”
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