The Moray Learning Disability Services Providers Forum (the Forum) aims to provide the opportunity for organisations working with people with learning disabilities in Moray to:
- Work together to share good practice and live issues.
- Provide an opportunity for working in partnership with health and social care colleagues.
- Contribute to the strategic development planning process.
- Improve the quality of health for people receiving support.
- Develop and sustain high quality personalised services that promote well being, independence, resilience, involvement and inclusion.
- Improve skills and knowledge in the workforce.
Representatives from Moray Council regularly attend and contribute to Forum meetings.
The Forum is chaired by one of the members of the group, who is elected by Forum Members. The Chairperson chairs Forum meetings, help to draw up the Agenda with the Facilitator, identifies guest speakers to be invited, attends other groups and meetings and takes other appropriate action on behalf of the Forum and its membership as required. Scott Meredith is the current Chairperson.
The Forum is facilitated by an ARC Scotland team member – Julie Ritchie. They are responsible for: organising meetings, inviting guest speakers, taking minutes, maintaining a list of members and circulating information and papers to the members and other appropriate people connected to the Forum.
The Moray Provider Forum meet every two months on Zoom, usually on a Thursday morning. Julie shares the zoom meeting links and agendas for these meetings by email. The Moray Provider Forum met in person in June for the first time since the pandemic started, and hope to meet in person again soon. The majority of their meetings will continue to be on zoom as this is both time and cost effective for members.
If you are interested in attending these meetings please get in touch with Julie.
Venue: Inspire Office, 5a Thunderton Place, Elgin, IV30 1BG 10.15am - 1.15pm
Information from Meetings
ARC Scotland Report Published 2015:
The Provider Forum keeps up to date with local and national information and activity around key Government policies:
The Keys to Life
The Keys to Life is the Scottish Government’s Strategy for improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. For more information visit keystolife.info.
Self Directed Support
The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 places a duty on local authority social work departments to offer people who are eligible for social care a range of choices over how they receive their support. More information at: