How much bad news is needed before change really happens? | BLOG12

Word cloud from #WeLDN Post-Panorama Review There’s been a lot in the media over the last few weeks about important issues impacting on people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families and loved ones. In no particular order, people have learnt that  the atrocities suffered by vulnerable people in institutions uncovered back in the … Continue reading How much bad news is needed before change really happens? | BLOG12

“I don’t believe it!” | BLOG09

“……..is it 2019 already?” What a year 2018 was for people with learning disabilities, their families, and the army of paid and unpaid workforces out there working with a shared aim to make life better. This month we wanted to do things a bit differently. Rather than talking about news and events such as the … Continue reading “I don’t believe it!” | BLOG09

OUT NOW: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust: Report into the pilot introduction of the Anticipatory Care Calendar

"So - with much excitement finally the Project Report for the Anticipatory Care Calendar (ACC) is launched." This report is the culmination of a lot of hard work, and has been delayed to enable the correct web links to the ACC to be on the report, as well as the most up to date information. … Continue reading OUT NOW: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust: Report into the pilot introduction of the Anticipatory Care Calendar

OUT NOW: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust:Employing more people with a Learning Disability: Our Learning Disability Pledge

Since September 2010 East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has been in partnership with Thanet College (now East Kent College) and Kent Supported Employment to provide adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to experience real work in an NHS environment which incorporates ‘on the job’ learning and increases their employability skills. Bright Futures, as … Continue reading OUT NOW: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust:Employing more people with a Learning Disability: Our Learning Disability Pledge

Reasonable adjustments workshop pilot report: OUT NOW

This Education was designed to raise doctors’ awareness of people with learning disabilities was supported by HEEKSS Intellectual Disabilities Workforce Development Programme. EKHUFT Clinical Education held 11 workshops relating to Reasonable Adjustments and the Mental Capacity Act and were facilitated by three local learning disability nurses and three people with learning disabilities. Although only 10% … Continue reading Reasonable adjustments workshop pilot report: OUT NOW