The original National Development Team (NDT) started its life in the 1970’s as part of government, aiming to close the old mental handicap institutions.
Since, then, the organisation has always been at the forefront of the progressive learning disability agenda. For example, we took the lead in bringing supported living and supported employment to the UK in the early 1990’s.
Nowadays, we continue to press for radical action that will help people to live lives as equal citizens. Whilst supporting much of the current policy in all part of the United Kingdom, we also believe there is a need to keep on challenging its boundaries and ensure that equal citizenship is at the heart of its delivery as well as the words of intent.
Other parts of the website describe our learning disability work in full – including policy advice, development consultancy, training and research and evaluation. Some specific current learning disability NDTi initiatives are:
- The Housing and Social Inclusion Project
- Research into Employment Support for Disabled People
- Local Services for Local People
- Improving Health and Lives
- Valuing People - What Now?
The NDTi has a range of supports for both national and local organisations in the statutory and third sectors to help you think about, plan, deliver and review supports and services for people with learning disabilities. These include:
- An audit for your planning of investment in person centered approaches
- An audit for your planning of and investment in employment supports
- Developing housing options that meet current and emerging demand
- Developing transition pathways and high quality transition planning and individual service delivery
- Making community inclusion real for all people
To find out more about our work on Learning Disability, please see the links to the right. For more information contact Bill Love.
Related Major Projects
Housing and Social Inclusion ProjectRead More
Improving Health and Lives – the Learning Disability Public Health ObservatoryRead More
For more information contact Bill Love
Contact our Head Office
National Development Team for Inclusion
18a James Street West