18th June 2014 – Save the date!

On 18th June, the Learning Disability Community of Practice will be holding a conference in Chatham entitled, “‘Addressing Health Inequalities in Learning Disability Week 2014”. The aims of the day are for participants to be able to:

  1. benefit from the sharing of collaborative initiatives to address health inequalities amongst local people with learning disabilities;
  2. utilise reflective groups in order to further develop their current initiatives;
  3. stimulate the Community of Practice and further exploit their membership by networking with other members in a creative approach to problem-solving; and
  4. contribute to the expansion and further activities of the Community of Practice.

We are very keen to hear from anyone who would like to present anything they are currently doing that they feel addresses health inequalities amongst people with learning disabilities – whether they are generic healthcare staff, people with learning disabilities, carers or specialist healthcare staff. If you have an idea that you’d like to present, please contact the organisers (ideally copying to all):




Thanks. We’re very much looking forward to hearing from you! Further details of the day, including how to apply, will be posted here soon.

Health Awareness Day

Health Day Gen Information Email

Heatlh day flyer September v 2

Workshop Posterv2 16 09 13The Maidstone District Partnership Group in conjunction with Kent Community Health NHS Trust are running a Health Awareness Day next Friday, dated the 27th September 2013 from 11am-3pm. We have asked health professionals from our local services to come along to engage with young people and adult service users, families, services and carers and to provide an interactive learning events and to demonstrate what health services they offer to people with a learning disability and how to access them. Please see the attached information sheet, flyers and workshop outline above for full details.