Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes
- 08:30 - 15:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Jordan is a man with Cerebral Palsy who, since being supported by Dimensions, feels like his life has been transformed by the opportunities available to him. He has embraced these with enthusiasm and has developed into a skilled and passionate advocate of great support and great lives for people with learning disabilities and autism.
During his three years as a Dimensions’ Quality Consultant he provided fierce challenge and tough constructive criticism to the organisation. He is an able interviewer and a gifted story teller when training new staff around Dimensions’ values.
Jordan is Co-Chair of the Dimensions Council. He brings together people supported by Dimensions from across the organisation to share stories, find solutions and to influence at a strategic level how Dimensions provides support.
Due to his own past experiences and expertise in local and national politics, Jordan is a spokesperson against the barriers to voting and is a champion of the Love your Vote campaign. He was also a keynote speaker at a Safeguarding Summit held by Dimensions where he captivated the room with his own story and his passion to support others to speak out and be safe.
Jordan is the Health Equalities Lead for Dimensions. He is also an active member of the NHS ability community which promotes the rights of people with learning disabilities and autism to access consistently good health care. He champions annual health checks and is an advocate for the STOMP (Stop over medicating people with learning disabilities) and #MyGPandMe campaigns.
Jordan has strong connections with The Princes Trust which provides him with a platform to share his life story and to inspire others to reach for more and to fight for more. He has met with members of the British Royal family, members of Parliament, and with celebrities supporting the Trust to raise money and awareness of the plight of young people across the world.
Jordan was also voted in by his peers as a Member of Learning Disability England (LDE). LDE is the first membership organisation that brings people with learning disabilities, families, professionals and organisations together.