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The National Forum
of People with
Learning Disabilities

Members of the forum

The forum is lead by two co-chairs and a vice chair. They have been elected by the members to lead the forum.

There are nine representatives from each of the nine regions in England.

There is also a representative for people with complex needs.

All members of the forum are people with a learning disability.

Our co-chairs and vice chair

The co-chairs lead the forum and are responsible for sharing the messages from the regions with the Government at the Learning Disability Board.

The vice chair is the deputy to the two co-chairs for the forum. This means if one of them is not able to lead the forum meetings, or go to the national meetings to share the forum's messages with the Government, the vice chair takes their place.

Kerry Martin

Kerry Martin

Co-chair

Kerry is the co-chair of the National Forum. She has been co-chair since November 2015.

Kerry lives in the South West and previously represented that region.

Kerry is passionate about getting people better lives.

She is passionate about people learning about self advocacy and speaking up. She is also keen to make sure people from minority groups have a stronger voice.

She wants the forum to do a good job of getting information from the regions and taking it to the Government to show them things are working well, or going badly, and help influence change.

She'd like to see the forum campaigning on their big issues.

E:
kerrydorset@googlemail.com
T:
c/o 0113 2444 792
Jonathan Hurley

Jonathan Hurley

Co-chair of the National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities

Jonathan is the co-chair of the National Forum alongside Kerry. He has been co-chair since February 2016.

Jonathan lives in the North West and previously represented that region.

Jonathan wants people with learning disabilities to be treated properly, fairly with respect and compassion and have the best life possible

He believes that one of the strengths of the forum is that it is made up of people with learning disabilities who have been elected by their peers.

E:
c/o lucyvirgo@inclusionnorth.org
T:
c/o 0113 2444 792
Carrie Ann Beavan

Carrie Ann Beavan

Vice chair

Carrie Ann became the vice chair of the National Forum in February 2016.

Carrie Ann lives in London and previously represented the London region.

Carrie Ann is passionate about getting people with a learning disability out of hospitals and into the community.

She wants the National Forum to make sure that the Police take Hate and Mate crime seriously.

E:
vicky@advocacyingreenwich.org.uk
M:
07581 624 508
Christian Raphael MBE

Christian Raphael MBE

Representative of people with complex needs

Christian represents people with complex needs at the National Forum.

Christian is from the Eastern region.

Christian was awarded an MBE in 2016 for his services to people with complex and severe disabilities in the East of England.

He is a founding member of the Cambridge High Support Needs Committee, helping people with learning difficulties in his area to discuss the issues that affect them.

He has also campaigned on issues such as Changing Places toilets, and improving hospital services, and has spoken at conferences and workshops, as well as working as a disability consultant, and training University social work students.

Harry Longmoor

Harry Longmoor

North East Regional Representative

Harry shares the role of North East regional representative with Jason Muldowney.

Harry lives in the North East.

He is passionate about getting more people involved in the forum.

E:
c/o dave.norman@skillsforpeople.org.uk
Jason Muldowney

Jason Muldowney

North East Regional Representative

Jason shares the role of North East Regional Representative with Harry Longmoor.

Jason became the regional rep in 2016 so is still fairly new to the role.

Jason lives in the North East.

E:
c/o dave.norman@skillsforpeople.org.uk
Mark Shackleton

Mark Shackleton

North West Regional Representative

Mark shares the role of regional representative with Jenny Carter.

Mark lives in the North West.

Mark works as part of the events team for Pathways and the North West Training and Development Team.

E:
c/o dene.donalds@pathwaysassociates.co.uk
Jenny Carter

Jenny Carter

North West Regional Representative

Jenny shares the role of North West Regional Representative with Mark Shackleton.

Jenny lives in the North West.

Jenny has only just been elected to the role of regional rep.

Jenny is a Partners in Policymaking graduate.

Alison Owen

Alison Owen

Yorkshire and Humber Regional Representative

Alison is the regional representative for Yorkshire and Humber.

She lives in South Yorkshire.

She is a trainer in Person Centred Planning at Speakup Self-advocacy and recently won the 'Making a Difference' award at the 2016 Learning Disability Awards.

Alison also sits on the National Co-production Advisory Group for Think Local Act Personal.

E:
c/o sally@speakup.org.uk
Neil Davies

Neil Davies

West Midlands Regional Representative

Neil is the regional representative for the West Midlands.

He lives in the West Midlands area.

Neil chairs Dudley's Learning Disability Partnership Board and is a member of Dudley Voices for Choice.

E:
c/o dudleyvoicesforchoice@gmail.com
Ian Davies

Ian Davies

East Midlands Regional Representative

Ian is the regional representative for the East Midlands.

He lives in the East Midlands.

Ian is part of Central England People First, and not only represents the region but also helps to co-ordinate the regional forum with Marie O'Sullivan.

E:
eastmidsrf@outlook.com
Carol Lee MBE

Carol Lee MBE

Eastern Region Regional Representative

Carol is the regional representative for the Eastern region.

She lives in the Eastern region.

Carol was awarded an MBE in 2001 for her work on the advisory group for the government White Paper 'Valuing People'.

E:
c/o alex.morris@hertspeoplefirst.org
Robert Daniels

Robert Daniels

London Regional Representative

Robert is the regional representative for London.

He lives in London and is part of the Greenwich People’s Parliament. Robert is the MP for Housing.

He recently became the regional rep for London.

E:
c/o vicky@advocacyingreenwich.org.uk
Tina Walker

Tina Walker

South East Regional Representative

Tina is the regional representative for the South East.

Tina lives in the South East.

Tina is on the advisory groups for the Mortality Review and IHaL (Improving Health and Lives).

She is a mum, and is passionate about getting the right support for parents with a learning disability.

E:
c/o holly.smith@skillnetgroup.co.uk
Tammy Peapell

Tammy Peapell

South West Regional Representative

Tammy is the regional representative for the South West.

She lives in the South West and is part of Swindon Advocacy Movement.

E:
c/o michelle.burnett@nspf.co.uk