North East and North Cumbria Citizenship Boards

The Citizenship Boards have been set up to make sure that people with a learning disability and autistic people can have their voices heard within the Integrated Care System. This is so that people with lived experience can help to influence decisions made about health and care across the North East and North Cumbria.

What are the Citizenship Boards?

The Citizenship Boards are being set up to make sure that people with a learning disability and autistic people can have their voices heard within the Integrated Care System.

There are two Citizenship Boards

•              A Learning Disability Board

•              An Autism Board

Each board will meet 4 times a year. They will be co-chaired by someone with lived experience and a member of staff from Inclusion North.

People with a learning disability and autistic people, who live in the North East and North Cumbria can be members.

Members must be aged 18 or older.

Each board will have at least 26 members – 2 people from each local authority area.

The local authority areas are:

Cumbria

North Tyneside

Darlington

Northumberland

Durham

Redcar and Cleveland

Gateshead

South Tyneside

Hartlepool

Stockton-on-Tees

Middlesbrough

Sunderland

Newcastle

We are inviting people who are interested in joining one of the Boards to apply for a place.

To find out more, go to the Downloads section for:

Citizenship Boards – Frequently  Asked Questions in plain English

Citizenship Board – Often Asked Questions in Easy Read

Easy Read application form

Plain English application form

If you want more information or would like to get involved, contact

kimberly.bellhouse@inclusionnorth.org or call 07843 413 197