Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities: 21st Feb, London

South West London #TCP – 1st Workforce planning workshop (facilitated by Health Education England)

Dear All,

In-line with principles set out in Building the Right Support and The Service Model Specifications, South West London TCP are conducting their first workforce planning workshop on the 21st February, 9.30 – 12.30 at 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RH.  We are looking to invite a range of private, voluntary, independent and NHS providers across SWL, although space is limited.

The four workshops will be facilitated by Health Education England (HEE), click here to download the briefing document.

If would be great if you or a colleague could attend. A diary invite with follow.

Lunch will be provided.

If you require further information please do contact myself or Josie Turner, Programme Manager, HEE

Many thanks


George Absi  M.Phil., MSc

Programme Manager, SWL Transforming Care Partnerships

South West London Health & Care Partnership (STP)
120 Broadway,
Wimbledon SW19 1RH

BBC News: Constipation death ‘wholly preventable’

The mother of a man who died from complications related to constipation told an inquest his death was “wholly preventable”.

Richard Handley, who had Down’s syndrome, died at Ipswich Hospital on 17 November 2012.

Some 10kg (1.5 stone) of faeces was removed from his body two days before.

The 33-year-old had been admitted from his supported living home after his family became concerned about his distended abdomen.

His mother, Sheila Handley, told the opening day of the inquest in Ipswich that “missed opportunities” to manage her son’s lifelong problem with constipation contributed to his death.

Find out more here.