This page tells you about Barrie, a Director of Inclusion North.I spent 38 years working in local government and since my retirement I have been involved locally, regionally and nationally in the field of learning disability. The reason for my interest is that I have a son in his late forties who in addition to Learning Disabilities, is also within the Autistic Spectrum.
I have been a member of the Wakefield Learning Disability Partnership Board since it was formed from the previous Joint Group for Learning Disabilities within the local Joint Planning system. I have represented Wakefield on the Regional Family Carer's Group for a number of years.I served on the Board of Dimensions for a period of 10 years, and since that role came to an end I have been on the board of inclusion North.
Together with a small group of like mined people, some 20 years ago we set up a local charity providing training places for adults with learning Disabilities. We now provide 42 daily placements and Social Services buy 41 of them.