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Kisharon joins forces to plan ahead for the community

13 September 2019

Kisharon is to work together with Langdon and Norwood to evaluate learning disability services in the community to develop strategies that will meet the future needs of young people and adults.

The ground-breaking co-operation brings together the three largest Jewish providers in the sector in order to plan ahead at a time when demand for services is rising.

The aim is to give the best support to individuals with learning disabilities, Richard said. “While each of our organisations has its own distinct ethos and caters to a different need in the community, what we all recognise is the importance of prioritising the people we support.”

The heads of the three charities have come together to maximise available resources in an increasingly demanding environment. All were appointed in the last year, share a history of collaboration and are unequivocal about providing services that are person centred – essential not only to secure the most appropriate care but also to respect the religious needs and wishes of every individual.

Behind the new approach is a determination to create more opportunities wherever possible.
Langdon Chief Executive Neil Taylor said: “Building on the positive relationships that exist between the organisations, this is an exciting opportunity for us to consider the potential impact that future collaboration will have on meeting the future needs of young people and adults in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Norwood Chief Executive Bev Jacobson added: “Individuals with learning disabilities have higher expectations for their lives than they did ten years ago. This has led to an increase in demand for our services at a time when there is less funding and a shortage of accommodation. We can solve this complex challenge far better together than we can each on our own.”

Consultancy Cordis Bright which uses evidence-based research to improve public services will be working on behalf of the three charities. Input to the evaluation of services is invited from individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the wider community. You can get in touch here:

PHOTO: Richard with the chief executives of Langdon and Norwood, Neil Taylor and Bev Jacobson

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