CQC relaxes stance on ‘bed limit’ for learning disability services

The Care Quality Commission has relaxed proposals to introduce a cap on the number of beds a learning disability service can have as a condition of registration.

The regulator attracted criticism after publishing draft guidance that appeared to restrict registration to facilities housing six people or fewer, in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) policy on autism accommodation.

Following a consultation period, the CQC yesterday published an amended version of its document, ‘Registering the right support’, in which the language has been softened. The new guidance says that the CQC “will not adopt ‘six’ as a rigid rule” for providers of any service for people with a learning disability and/or autism.


15 June Conference materials


All you need for the Community Conference:

The Conference programme: http://bit.ly/2rqyzWU

Your Workshop Choices: http://bit.ly/2rqG0gB

Full workshop descriptions: http://bit.ly/2rgxeh9

The workshops at the KSS Conference in easy read: http://bit.ly/2qF8AGw

The Community Consultation:

During our KSSCOP conference on 15 June we will be having a conversation about how we build our community. We’d like to know your ideas about the work we do in the future. We’ve listed all the questions we’d like to talk about in this document: http://bit.ly/2qNf1Xd   This is the consultation document for everybody.

Free Awareness Sessions about STOMP and Positive Behaviour Support in July

NHS Health Education England have asked BILD and STOMP – Stopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism, or both – to run a series of free drop in awareness sessions around the country in July to promote the STOMP campaign and the key messages about Positive Behaviour Support.

Adults, children and young people with learning disabilities or autism, or both, who also may have mental health conditions are at risk of developing behaviours that are concerning or challenging and this can lead to over medication or the use of other unnecessary restrictive practices.

The sessions are for education, health and care workers and any others interested who support people who are at risk of exclusion and over medication. We would particularly welcome families to these sessions.

The free events

18 July – Birmingham
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, or 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Birmingham Research Park, Conference room A, 97 Vincent Drive,
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ

25 July – London
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, or 4pm – 6pm
Venue: SCOPE, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW

27 July – Reading
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, or 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Green Park Conference Centre, Mapletree UK Management Limited
100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP

31 July – Manchester
Sessions at: 10am – 12pm, or 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Redbank House, 4 St Chads Street, Cheetham, Manchester M8 8QA

How to book your place

Each date is split into three separate two hour sessions, you can book a place at any one session by using this link:


Download this information: http://bit.ly/2rmkFVo