Kent End Of Life Workshop

Following the national report into the Liverpool Care Pathway, a series of workshops are being planned across the Country to look at proposals to improve end of life care for all. Kent is hosting one of these events in November.

Kent has a thriving Palliative Care for People with Learning Disability Network which is run by two Kent Community Learning Disability Nurses. More details of this network can be found here.

For more information on these workshop and how to book your place click on the flyer below.Improving care at End of Life workshops

Help with MCA/DoLs Research needed!

Kate Blamires – Tizard MSc student is looking into how the Deprivation of Liberties (DoLs) procedures are working for people with learning disabilities.

To do this Kate is looking to interview care managers and home managers of people with learning disabilities where a Deprivation of Liberties has been applied.

If you are able to contribute please contact Kate directly by email at

New Adult Safeguarding Practitioner job in East Kent Hospitals

East Kent Hospitals have just advertised for a new Adult Safeguarding Practitioner role on nhs jobs at a Band 7.
This exciting new position is a developmental role and would be ideal for a nurse who has experience of working with adults at risk and the Mental Capacity Act.
For more information please see

Have Your Say about East Kent Hospitals

Thanks to Bruce Campion-Smith – Head of Equality and Engagement for sharing this invite to an event run by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Have you say event pic

This is an important opportunity to influence how people with learning disabilities are supported and cared for in Hospital.

Please click on the link for the flyer and book a place!

If you have similar events or issues to share with the Community of Practice and those that follow this page, please comment below or get in touch, we’d be eager to hear from you.

Voice 4 Kent Sharing Day – 14th October

Voice 4 Kent is an independent self advocacy organisation run by people with learning difficulties in Kent. They campaign supporting people to know their rights.

Voice 4 Kent lost an important member of their team this year. They decided to invite people to join them to share what they are doing, and to see what Voice 4 Kent should do in the future. 

The sharing event is on the afternoon of 14th October in Ashford. Please click on the flyer for more details.

Kent & Medway Community of Practice are eager to support organisations such as Voice 4 Kent. Please let us know if we can share your organisations events.