The Public Health England Learning Disabilities Observatory (IHaL) is running a free event in Cambridge aimed at family members and professionals who provide care and support for people with learning disabilities. This event will include information about the Health Charter for Social Care Providers. There will be practical guidance on how social care providers and staff can have an important role in helping people access good healthcare and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The event is on 15th March and you can find further information and book a ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-social-care-providers-can-support-the-health-needs-of-people-with-learning-disabilities-tickets-32116670827
Project Manager for Improving Health and Lives
CAN YOU HELP: East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
Medical Education in East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust are trying to provide doctors and other health professionals with a one hour lunch time teaching session on Deprivation of Liberty and Safe Guarding and the Mental Capacity Act.
These will take place across the three main acute sites, Margate, Canterbury and William Harvey .
For this to take place we require a legal professional or lawyer who currently practices in this topic area to speak and facilitate the session.
Medical Education would like the sessions to involve a 30/40 minute talk from the speaker followed by a Q&A with the remaining time. Does anyone know of a good legal expert in this field?
Domestic violence and women with learning disabilities
In this research project we wanted to hear directly from women with learning disabilities themselves about the domestic violence they had experienced. (We also explored the views, attitudes and responses of the Police and health and social care professionals and these will be reported elsewhere).