Mencap wrote a report called ‘Death by indifference’ in 2007. The report was about 6 people with learning disabilities who should not have died. At Health Education England we want to make sure that staff that work people that have Intellectual Disabilities have the rights skills and values, in the right place at the right time.
In 2013 there was a scoping project to look at the Intellectual Disabilities workforce (the scoping project looked at lots of information to see where people work and who they work for). The finding where published in a report called “Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities” which can be found on the reports page of this website. The scoping project took place across Kent, Surrey and Sussex and its resulting work has since grown to encompass London. The report and subsequent reports said we need to continue to meet with people who receive support and people who provide support to find out what they need for now and in the future.
We would like as many providers of Intellectual Disability care and support as possible to be involved in this work from across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London. We would like to find out from this work what education is needed for all staff / carers and experts by experience that work/ support with people who have a Intellectual Disability.
Since the scoping project we have been working to help make things better for people with learning disabilities who live across the region. We have helped support lots of staff to learn more, these staff are continuing to telling us more about what we need to do to help them do better.
We are also part of the Transforming Care work which is happening all over the country. This is about helping people with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism get the right support in the right place to allow them to live the life they want and deserve.
If you would like to read the reports from any of the work we have supported we have a full version and an easy ready summary available on the reports page of this website. If you would like to talk about or share this work on social media please use the hash tag #LKSSID (a hash tag allows us to read what you are talking about).
|Rhona Westrip||ID Programme Manager||HEE working across London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex|
|George Matuska||ID Clinical Lead||HEE working across London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex|
|Alison Martin||Local office lead||HEE Working across North London|
|Josie Turner||Local office lead||HEE Working across South London|
Twitter names is @HEE_LKSSID
Email address is LaSEID@hee.nhs.uk