The Charity Commission and Mencap have published a guide for charity trustees who have learning disabilities, to assist them in understanding their role.
The ‘Being a trustee’ guide, which was produced in response to calls from the charity sector, is in Easy Read format and covers many of the key aspects of the Commission's existing CC3 ‘Essential Trustee’ guidance.
Andrew Hind, chief executive of the Charity Commission, said: “We often talk about the need for charities to have strong and diverse trustee boards to help their decision-making. This guide will help ensure that with the right support, someone with learning disabilities is not excluded.”
Being a trustee is being distributed to learning disability charities and members of the Learning Disability Coalition.