The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) was commissioned in 2019 by the South Regional Health Education England Intellectual Disabilities programme to find and share best practices in training people who work in NHS Trusts to support people with learning disabilities. The aim was to support staff development to help them achieve better outcomes when they are working with people with learning disabilities and their families/supporters. The focus of the project was on learning disability training, rather than on a broader approach that includes autism, although the principles extend beyond learning disability. Further information about the project can be found here.
This paper provides an overview of the various elements of the project and a summary of the key findings from the different stages of the work. Fieldwork had been planned to begin in hospitals in March 2020 and therefore the approach had to change, and this allowed some additional stages of work to be undertaken.
What did we do?
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