Inclusion East Survey: Developing a workforce that better supports people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism

Welcome. This survey is for people in England who have a learning disability and/or autism, and their families and unpaid supporters. We also welcome joint responses from groups and networks of self-advocates and families in England.
The results of this survey will be used to support Health Education England (HEE) in developing their long-term workforce strategy. The views of practitioners and professionals are being gathered separately.

Contemporary issues in Mental Health- can you help?

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation are holding their next multi agency Academic Session entitled ‘Contemporary issues in Mental Health (including Dementia) and Learning Disability on Wednesday 26th September 12.30-16.30pm, Godmersham Village Hall,Canterbury Road, CT4 7DR

They are keen to hear from any of our KSS LD CoP members who may be available to present within this subject area.

Although they cannot reimburse for your time or travel they do offer lunch.

Anyone interested please email me at:

SCIE Webinar: Upcoming changes to the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act

SCIE is hosting a webinar to discuss the forthcoming changes to the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, and how the interface between the two may change as the laws are amended.

A distinguished panel of policy and practice expertise in both the MCA and the MHA will help practitioners, academics and others reflect on the important changes in how people’s rights are protected at vulnerable points in their lives.

Confirmed panel members include;

Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff – Welsh doctor, professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords

Rachel Griffiths – National Professional Advisor to the CQC on the Mental Capacity Act and a MCA and Human rights specialist.

Mark Trewin – Mental Health Social Care Advisor to the DoHSC and NHSE for the Mental Health Act Review and the Joint Special Interest Group Lead for Social Care and Social Work with the Positive Practice Collaborative for Mental Health.

Steve Gilbert – A Vice Chair of the Mental Health Act Review and Serious Mental Illness Living Experience Consultant.

More info and register here.  Note online recording available on the website after.