Guest Blog (GRAB)

“Guest Reflective Additional Blog”

The Guest Reflective Additional Blog was established to offer all members an opportunity to have their say about their role, their organisation, society etc. aligned to the purpose of KSS LDCoP.

Guidelines for blog writing

  • The written piece should be no more than 1000 words long.
  • The Guest Reflective Blog will be submitted on the appropriate form (Click here to download)
  • and will be reviewed by two named KSS LDCoP Steering Group members.

April 2018 – Going for GOLD in Thanet

Suzanne Derham, Sue Bates and Jane Brooke work for East Kent Mencap, a local charity which provides opportunity for adults and children with a learning disability in East Kent. Since January 2016 they have been delivering a Lottery funded project, GOLD (Getting on with Learning Disabilities) which provides free support and information for people with learning difficulties in Thanet who are socially isolated. The project particularly targets people who are not eligible for statutory or commissioned support, and is loosely based on the social prescribing model.

Click here to read the full blog

May 2017 – My Healthcare Passport Participatory Action Research project overview

East Kent Hospitals acknowledged the significant health inequalities that adults with learning disabilities experience in hospital; a Healthcare Passport was identified as a person centred and patient owned tool that contained pertinent personalised information enabling health care professionals to make adjustments for someone less able to communicate their needs and wishes. Led by East Kent Hospitals, a multi stakeholder group co-created a tool over a twelve month period and was awarded charitable funds to have the tool professionally designed and launched.

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16th Jan 2017 – Life Stories in East Kent

More than 20 people with learning disabilities and their supporters came to learn about recording their life stories at Canterbury Christ Church Uni’s Broadstairs Campus on a wonderfully sunny day in March. The workshop was led by Jan Walmsley and Sue Ledger, members of the Open University’s Social History of Learning Disabilities Research Group

Click here to read Jan’s full blog

04th of Jan 2017 – Domestic violence and women with learning disabilities

In this research project we wanted to hear directly from women with learning disabilities themselves about the domestic violence they had experienced. (We also explored the views, attitudes and responses of the Police and health and social care professionals and these will be reported elsewhere).

Click here to read Michelle’s full blog

21st of Apr 2016 – Get Staff in the Door!

There is the risk of 40% of qualified staff retiring within the next 10 years. The predicted rise of the general population by 4% including the number of people with Intellectual Disabilities

How can you succeed in delivering high quality care and face these challenges head on?  Would you like to know more?   Take a read at Heike Guilford’s blog and suggestions.

(ID HEEKSS coaching program blog article click here to read on)