Charity Commission publishes guide for trustees with learning disabilities

Charities need diverse trustee boards, says commission chief

The Charity Commission has published a guide to help trustees with learning disabilities understand their role.

Being A Trustee, created in collaboration with Mencap, has been produced in ‘easy read' format, using images, simple words and large text.

Andrew Hind, chief executive of the commission, said: "We often talk about the need for charities to have a strong and diverse trustee board to help with their decision-making.

"This guide will help to ensure that, with the right support, someone with learning disabilities is not excluded."

The guide, which covers many of the subjects in the commission's existing CC3 Essential Trustee guidance, is being distributed to learning disability charities and members of the Learning Disability Coalition.

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