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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

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BILD is part of the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance. We make up part of the Valuing People Alliance in partnership with Learning Disability England and the National Development Team for Inclusion.

The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance is formed of 21 national organisations that reach a wide range of communities facing significant health inequalities, and are able to represent the collective views of the VCSE sector.

The role of the Valuing People Alliance in this forum is to represent people with learning disabilities. 

The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance aims to amplify the voice of the sector and people with lived experience to:

  • inform national policy
  • facilitate integrated working between the voluntary and statutory sectors
  • Facilitate co-produced solutions to promote equality and reduce health inequalities.

The alliance works closely with Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England.

It also aims to bring the VCSE sector’s voice and expertise into national policy making. 

Find out about the other members of the alliance.

You can follow the work of VCSE organisations by searching the hashtag #HWAlliance.

You can also contact the alliance or sign up to the monthly newsletter for the voluntary sector by emailing


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The Valuing People Alliance: A coalition of BILD, NDTi and LDE

The Valuing People Alliance is a coalition of BILD, the National Development Team for inclusion and Learning Disability England. We also work closely with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Respond, Paradigm-UK, and other Voluntary and Community Sector Enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The Valuing People Alliance is well connected and work closely with people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters, and we host an annual event to discuss how to best achieve our primary goals.

We are committed to improving the health and well-being of all people with learning disabilities. This includes all people with learning disabilities including those who have autism and/or mental health conditions, and people who may be in contact with the criminal justice system, and their family/carers. We are keen to work collaboratively with other members of the alliance where we can mutually enhance and strengthen each other’s work. 

We are solution focused. We are therefore interested in developing best practice guidance. However we are aware best practice guidance is not always implemented so impact may be limited. Therefore any best practice guidance we develop will be supported by a webinar, use of social media and other communication methods such as blogs and newsletters. 

The Valuing People Alliance has two priorities:

  1. People with learning disabilities experience equal rights to have  autonomy and to make choices and decisions about their lives, such as relationships and where they live
  2. Society makes reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities so they experience equal opportunities and equal access to healthcare services and initiatives and do not experience health inequalities, such as disproportionally high premature death.


Examples of areas of work we are interested in include: 

  • Co-production
  • Advocacy (self-advocacy and non-instructional advocacy)
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Restraint Reduction
  • PMLD
  • Transforming Care and improving support in the community for people with complex needs
  • Workforce development
  • Driving up quality and developing Positive organisational culture
  • Human Rights based approach
  • Housing
  • Tackling the determinants of health inequalities including unemployment poor accommodation, isolation, discrimination and lack of access to services
  • Facilitating the national ageing well and growing older with learning disabilities steering group


Our contacts:

Ben Higgins (BILD)  

Tracy Hammond (LDE) 

Sue Turner (NDTi)  

You can also follow the hashtags on Twitter #VPAlliance and #HWAlliance to stay up to date with our latest work.

For general enquires please contact Gail Pardoe, g.pardoe@bild.org.uk 

Find out more 

Information about the Valuing People Alliance of BILD, Learning Disability England and the NDTi to download >

Read more about the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance on the Department of Health website, here >