Take a look – Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities

A comprehensive report by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Intellectual Disabilities workforce has recently been published on behalf of NHS Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex.     

The reason for this report is: 

There are an estimated 1017 qualified nurses working in the Intellectual Disability services in this demographic area.   However, data reviewed suggests that 64% of these nurses are working in the private and independent services.    It is estimated that over the next decade upwards of 42% of these nurses could retire.   Therefore, the education commissions for intellectual disability nurses are not meeting the supply needs of employers and it is quite difficult to recruit to. 

If you would like to read further please do access the attached documents which are also downloaded in an easy read format.


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Third Annual Conference 17th June 2015 – Save the Date!!!

On 17th June, the Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice will be holding its third conference at Chatham Maritime entitled, “Making Reasonable Adjustments” during Learning Disabilities Week 2015.

The aims of the day are for participants to be:

1.  Able to share collaborative initiatives of adjusting care and support for people with learning disabilities

2.  To participate in reflective groups to further develop your current implemented initiatives

3.  To be able to stimulate the Community of Practice and further exploit your membership by networking with other members in a creative approach to problem solving

We are very keen to hear from anyone who would like to present with information you are currently implementing/developing which you feel addresses reasonable adjustments amongst people with learning disabilities.  Click on the below form to download and email it by 1st May to kandmldcop@gmail.com Call for contributions pic


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