On Monday 9 September, the Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) signed the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales. In doing so, it has become the first PSB to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Leader of Ceredigion County Council and Chair of Ceredigion PSB Ellen ap Gwynn said: “Not only are we just signing the Charter today but we are also making a clear commitment to act on this pledge and ensure that the areas within the Charter are respected and followed by all the organisations that sit within Ceredigion PSB. Equality and inclusivity are vital for a cohesive community – it is everyone’s right to be treated equally. As Chair of the PSB and Equality Champion for Ceredigion County Council, I’m glad that the County Council has already signed up and I’d like to see as many organisations, businesses and individuals sign up to the My charter to show unified support for people who have learning disabilities.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. It was launched by the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan at this year’s Pembrokeshire Show.

Go to www.ldcharter.com for more information on ‘My Charter’.

Go to www.ceredigion.gov.uk/your-council/partnerships/ceredigion-public-services-board for more information on the Ceredigion Public Services Board.