NHFT and Born to Perform partners to showcase services for Learning Disabilities Week

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities are delivering an event on Monday 20 June to coincide with Learning Disabilities Week.

The event, being held at The Deco Northampton (NN1 4AE) from 10am – 12.30pm, will provide people with the opportunity to hear from our service users what is life like living with a learning disability.

Some of NHFT learning disability service users attend Born to Perform in Northampton in order to access music and drama based therapies. This amazing group featured on 2022’s Britain’s Got Talent and were so fantastic they received the iconic golden buzzer.

NHFT is delighted that Born to Perform will be showcasing their talents at the opening event.

Charlotte, Director & Support Lead at Born to Perform Dance School, said: “We're so excited to welcome NHFT and their guests to Born to Perform and raise as much awareness as possible for Learning Disability Week. Our students are thrilled to perform for everyone attending and can't wait to showcase their wonderful talents!”

Learning Disabilities Week aims to raise awareness of local and national services which support patients and their families & carers, as well as what it is like to live with a learning disability.

NHFT’s services provide support and care for people across the county. Emilia Chitenhe, Operational Manager CTPLD at NHFT, said: “We are delighted to be delivering a community event in support of Learning Disabilities Week. This awareness week provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight key local services which offer support for our communities, as well as showcase the brilliant work of Born to Perform and the difference they make.

“At NHFT we are incredibly proud of the care and support all members of the Learning Disability team provide. They truly live our Trust values and we are grateful for the opportunity to share their work, as well as hearing from our amazing service users, with colleagues across TeamNHFT.  Please do come along to an event and if you want to attend.”

To find out more about the event and register your interest to attend visit: https://bit.ly/ldaweek22

For more details about support services across Northamptonshire delivered by NHFT, visit www.nhft.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities