LDE Webinar: Transgender support for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism

People with learning disabilities and/or autism, may be considering a transition from the gender they grew up with, to a gender role they feel more comfortable with. Indeed, the person may have made this transition. As it is the case with the general population, people with learning disabilities may be exposed to discrimination, abuse, ignorance and also faced with practical and emotional stresses linked with everyday life in their new gender identity.

The Webinar will focus on how people with learning disabilities and/or autism are supported to navigate these practical and emotional difficulties and signpost to networks that may benefit and support people further. The Webinar will also consider the accessibility of information and support to this group.

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Personalised health budgets and delayed transfers of care Free webinar: 26 April

The Better Care Support Team, supported by SCIE and PPL, is holding a series of webinars as part of the learning and development offer to everyone working to make real the aims of the Better Care Fund – integrated, flexible support so that people can manage their own health and wellbeing, and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.

This webinar will be delivered by NHS England’s Personalised Care Group, with input from users with lived experience, and a focus on the impact of personalised health budgets on delayed transfers of care.

This webinar is intended for colleagues working in intermediate care services, be they local authority, clinical commissioning group, or third sector staff. Materials used in the webinar will be disseminated afterwards.

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NICE: Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities

This guideline covers care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. It covers identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older.

More information here.