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Wednesday 21 February 2018
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The Health and Wellbeing Alliance

BILD selected to be part of new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

In April 2017 the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England announced the 21 members of the new voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The members were selected from over 180 organisations that applied to join. 

The alliance aims to make it easier for the voluntary and statutory sectors to work together to: 

  • Improve health and care systems
  • Address health inequalities
  • Help people, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing


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

The alliance succeeds the Health and Care Strategic Partner Programme, which ended on 31 March 2017. 

As well as Age UK, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Citizen’s Advice, and others, the new alliance includes The Valuing People Alliance, a grouping made up of BILD, Learning Disability England, and the National Development Team for inclusion. 

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

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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 

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. 

Where possible, it will be supported by a Community of Practice to share learning and practical tips. By having suites of work like this we can maximise our impact.

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


Our contacts:

Ben Higgins (BILD)  

Tracy Hammond (LDE) 

Sue Turner (NDTi)  

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 new voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance on the Department of Health website, here >