Change that leads to better lives

NDTi welcomes Dr Carol Robinson, MBE, to the staff team

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Dr Carol Robinson, MBE, as our new Community Inclusion (Learning Disability) lead. In this new role she will focus on creating ways to include people through education, work, community based housing, social and leisure facilities and mainstream health services.

Carol is extremely well known and respected in the learning disability community. She has been active in developing community projects to support families with disabled children throughout her life. Carol has undertaken a wide variety of research and development projects relating to both children and adults with disabilities. An underpinning theme in all her work has been how to help people have good lives in the community. She has published a number of books and articles on the subject and is best known for her work on short breaks.

Carol was a founder member of the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol and has continued to work in partnership with the organisation, most recently on projects for the Welsh Government and with the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. She has been working with NDTi as an associate for the past eight years.

During her time at the University of Bristol, she had a secondment to the Social Services Inspectorate (now CQC) before becoming Director of the South West Learning Disability Network. In 2006, Carol took up two regional roles, working for both the Valuing People Support Team and the Regional Centre of Excellence in the South West.

Sue Turner, Learning Disability lead at NDTi said: “Carol will be a huge asset to our team. The depth of her knowledge and understanding of how to support people to live fulfilled lives in the community is second to none. I look forward to working with her to help communities and services be more inclusive for people with learning disabilities.”

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