OUT NOW: Learning Into Action: Outcomes for Life – An Online Training Course by SeeAbility

An evaluation of a multi-disciplinary training programme co-produced with experts by experience

SeeAbility encourages people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss, to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from society. Their holistic approach enables the people they support to realise their goals. At SeeAbility, there is the belief that nothing should be done to benefit people with learning disabilities without their involvement. The lived experience of the people they support informs their training programmes and improves outcomes.

Thanks to support from Health Education England, via the South East Intellectual Disabilities Programme, SeeAbility has developed Learning into Action: Outcomes for Life (LIA) – a training programme that increases the skills of the workforce so that people with learning disabilities are able to be more independent, take part of their local communities and build a better life.

“I really think Learning into Action is a vital course. There are so many things that we were unsure about, but through the course we were able to understand the reasons why people behave in certain ways. Support workers are picking up on so many things they never noticed before.”


LIA is a 6 module training programme with three over-arching learning themes: positive behaviour support (PBS), communication and visual impairment. Drawing heavily on the PBS Competencies Framework this training programme provides staff with multi-disciplinary skills to enable people they support to increase their independent living skills and reach their goals.

The modular programme has been designed to teach staff the necessary skills in order for them to assess and develop better support strategies to teach people who have autism, intellectual disabilities, sensory needs and display behaviours that can challenge a skill beneficial to their unique needs or wishes.

Developed in collaboration with people with lived experience, the innovative, evidence based approach of LIA has the potential to revolutionise the practice of those supporting other organisations to dramatically improve practice.

Download the full report here, the easy read report here, and all the tools and resources produced here

For further details about the project contact:

Miriam Oppenheim – Senior Trusts Manager, SeeAbility – m.oppenheim@SeeAbility.org

Telephone – 01372 755010


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