Join the AADP

Who are you?

The All Age Disability Partnership helps plan and buy of services for anyone with a disability in Staffordshire.

Why do you need me?

We are reviewing the structure of the partnership to make sure it represents as wide a range of disabilities as possible. 

If you have personal experience of living with any kind of disability, or caring for someone with a disability, we’d like to invite you to become a member.

Share your wealth of knowledge and expertise of living with disability. Your knowledge could help improve services for disabled people across the county.

What would I have to do?

We meet every couple of months in Stafford where you can offer your opinion on a wide range of disability related topics.

We know these formal meetings won’t suit everyone, particularly if you have caring responsibilities or mobility issues, so you can also take part through web forums, social media, Skype or Facetime. Wherever you are, you can take part. 

What could I achieve?

The group connects with senior decision makers in the council and its partners. We influence key decisions around disability in Staffordshire.

As a member you could:

  • Influence Staffordshire’s future strategy for disabled residents.

  • Identify priorities for action.

  • Improve services by telling us your own, or others, experiences.

  • Help to ensure that the council and its partners, like the NHS clinical commissioning groups, tells the group what has been done in response to issues raised.

  • Help to ensure the partnership is being listened to and make positive changes.

  • Have a role in information sharing, networking and joint learning, both from and for the group. For example, we will hold information sessions on key aspects of new (or upcoming) legislation or service developments.

  • Be involved in service design and in selection and procurement. You would help to inform commissioners from your own experience.

  • Act as an advocate and representative for all people with disabilities rather than focussing on your own personal challenges and issues. This is not always easy to do.

What next?

If you would like to join the partnership, or have any questions, please contact:

Martyn Baggaley
Senior Commissioning Manager, Disability and Mental Health

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