The three largest Jewish charities in the sector will work together to develop a strategy for the best possible services going forward.
“Individuals with learning disabilities have higher expectations for their lives than they did ten years ago," explained Norwood CEO Dr Beverley Jacobson. "This has led to an increase in demand for our services at a time when there is less funding and a shortage of accommodation. We can solve this complex challenge far better together than we can on our own.”
Kisharon chief executive Richard Franklin said that while the three organisations maintained their own ethos and catered to different needs, "in committing to this ground-breaking co-operation, we continue to put people with learning disabilities and their experience at the heart of our decision-making”.
His Langdon counterpart Neil Taylor saw it as "an exciting opportunity for us to consider the potential impact that future collaboration will have on meeting the needs of young people and adults in an increasingly challenging environment”.
The charities would welcome contributions from those with learning disabilities, their families and other interested parties. They are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.