Nov 7th: Greater London Learning Disability Community of Practice Launch!

We're very excited to have these inspirational sector leaders join us for the launch of our new Community of Practice: Hayley Goleniowska, award winning blogger, 'Downs Side Up' Noelle Blackman, CEO at Respond, a mental health charity caring for people with learning disabilities Paul Richards, Director for the charity Stay up Late and the creator … Continue reading Nov 7th: Greater London Learning Disability Community of Practice Launch!

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Trainee nursing associates share aspirations for the role in new film by @nmcnews

We’ve developed a new film to share information and personal insights into the new role. The film features interviews with trainee nursing associates and registered nurses explaining what they’ve learnt so far and how they believe the role will benefit patient care and nursing teams in the future. Click here to read more...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxt5HE7s044&feature=youtu.be

BOOK NOW: STOMP conference 22 Jan 2019 #WeSupportSTOMP

STOMP – Count me in! Date: Tuesday 22 January 2019 Location: Birmingham Count me in! is a cross-sector conference for people who are challenging practices which result in over-medication of people with learning disabilities, autism or both. It will provide insights into what has been achieved so far through the STOMP campaign, provide opportunities for … Continue reading BOOK NOW: STOMP conference 22 Jan 2019 #WeSupportSTOMP

NEWS: The Open University plans to offer the pre-registration #learningdisabilities nursing programme

The Open University have just announced that they are going to run a pre-registation nursing programme in the field of Learning Disabilities (subject to NMC approval). Details of of the announcement can be viewed at: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OUHWSC/index.php/2018/08/23/the-open-university-plans-to-offer-the-pre-registration-learning-disabilities-nursing-programme/ Or if you just want to make contact with the programme lead you can email Sheila Counihan at sheila.counihan@open.ac.uk, or tweet … Continue reading NEWS: The Open University plans to offer the pre-registration #learningdisabilities nursing programme

@NHSEngland announces extra funding to support people with a #learningdisability, #autism or both

Dear all We have shared this note with national stakeholders following recent news that the NHS is investing more than £75m this year to improve community support for people with a learning disability, autism or both, to help hundreds more to stay living in their community and move out of hospital. Sorry if you have … Continue reading @NHSEngland announces extra funding to support people with a #learningdisability, #autism or both