The development of learning disability nursing in England and Ireland over the past 30 years is to be explored in a new project looking at the sustainability of the workforce.
Wednesday 24 January 2018 – Prof Peter Langdon, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Disability (Tizard Centre) “An evaluation of the Transforming Care Programme – progress towards discharging people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities from hospital”
The Transforming Care agenda represents a pledge to reduce the number of people with intellectual disabilities, often referred to as people with learning disabilities in the United Kingdom, and/or autism spectrum conditions who are placed unnecessarily within hospital beds. To help achieve this aim, a new National Service Model was launched, and Transforming Care Partnerships were created to reorganise and deliver better care to people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions. This talk will focus on the use of inpatient beds in England from 2015 to 2016, and using modelling methods, relationships between various variables, NHS workforce figures, and inpatient bed use will be explored and discussed. Drawing on NHS England service specifications for community forensic and intensive support teams, the likely future workforce numbers across a number of professional groups within the community will be outlined and discussed.
Charity Gig Buddies is pairing people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with adult volunteers who will take them.
Becky Trigwell and Bel Chenciner have become good friends since being paired together by Gig Buddies, which is based in Brighton
Dr Michelle McCarthy from the Tizard Centre and the University of Kent about her extensive research in the area of sex and relationships for people with learning disabilities.