The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice was developed from Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice in 2016. The CoP is a group set up by local people who care about people with learning disabilities experiencing good health and wellbeing, and good health services.

The origins of this venture where spearheaded by Canterbury Christchurch University, East Kent Hospitals Universities NHS Foundation Trust  and the English Centre for Practice Development with support from local statutory and third sector organisations. This group has now grown to include many others that now play a crucial role in the sustainable development of the newly launch KSSLDCoP as it moves forward.

The Community of Practice works toward the eradication of health inequalities by supporting carers, care workers and all professionals to:-

  • be person centred
  • provide the best quality care and support
  • improve equality and access

In June 2013 an event including 60 local people identified what the Community of Practice was for. There are two versions of the Community of Practice Purpose, click on the pictures below for your preferred version.

CoP Easy Read purposeCoP Purpose








The purpose has recently been reviewed and new volunteers have joined the Community of Practice Steering group.

During 2016 the community of practice was also able to become a fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) . Click here to access a copy of the certificate of fellowship.

KSS LD CoP Meeting Minutes 

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