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Engage to Change is delivered by a consortium of five partner organisations, each with a distinct and crucial role to play. Find out more about each partner’s role below.

Learning Disability Wales (LDW)

As lead partner LDW plays a coordinating role, utilising our experience of project leadership throughout the whole of Wales and ensuring that all finances and reporting are in line with what is required. LDW also plays a significant role in information, communication and dissemination of project findings. LDW interacts with all partners through the steering group and individual meetings. We share project stories, good practice and lessons through the project website. The project information hub is maintained and delivered by LDW.

ELITE Supported Employment Agency Ltd.

As an end-to-end delivery partner operating throughout South, East and West Wales, ELITE are

responsible for ensuring that young people access placements and real employment. They interact with young people, parents/carers, employers and referral sources to ensure outcomes are met.

They interact with all partners through the steering group and at a delivery level and ensure that information is collected in order to ensure that project legacy is achieved. 

Agoriad Cyf 

As an end-to-end delivery partner operating throughout North East, North West and Mid Wales, Agoriad are responsible for ensuring that young people access placements and real employment. They interact with young people, parents/carers, employers and referral sources to ensure outcomes are met. They interact with all partners through the steering group and at a delivery level and ensure that information is collected in order to ensure that project legacy is achieved. 

All Wales People First (AWPF)

As an advisory and consultation partner, AWPF ensure that people with a learning disability have input to the project. They have already played a key role in the consultation activity with people with a learning disability and/or autism that has substantially informed the development of this project plan. As Engage to Change progresses they will advise and facilitate evaluation specifically with young people with a learning disability and/or autism and also advise the project steering group through their All Wales National Council. The ambassadors will be employed by AWPF and will act as role models in order to raise public awareness and ensure that young people with a learning disability and/or autism are viewed as part of our workforce in Wales. 

Cardiff University

As a consultation and evaluation partner the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University ensures that all data needed for reporting purposes and to influence policy change is collected ethically and efficiently. They produce reports in relation to the current policy climate and ensure that the project legacy far exceeds expectations. They play a key role in ensuring this longer term ambition is closer to achievement in year 5 than it is in year 1.