Jez is the Volition Development Worker for Learning Disabilities

Jez joined Forum Central in September 2019. He has worked directly with people with learning disabilities for 9 years in the third sector in Leeds, recently in project research and development, project co-ordination, and as a multi-media designer.

Over the years he has built a good understanding of the variety of discriminations faced by people with learning disabilities through his varied projects and by working alongside staff and volunteers with learning disabilities.

At Forum Central Jez builds on connections with member organisations; passing information between members and statutory services in a format members can understand, encouraging partnership working, and helping to make sure people with learning disabilities voices, views and experiences are heard and are key to strategy and commissioning in the city. He also works with the member organisations to help them engage with the Being Me strategy for Leeds and build on its inclusivity as a city.

When not at Forum Central Jez is usually, either with his family and dog, or watching Netflix.

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