15th of June 16: Launch of KSS #LDCoP16 come and join us #IDHEKSS

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice is pleased to announce its launch to take place at an inclusive Conference.

KSS LD CoP Conference Flyer 2nd Ver1

Click on the poster to download

The Community of Practice is looking for local people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to present local good practice around the theme of Transition and Innovation, and to share their work at the Conference. If you are interested in this either download the below form and return it tolearningdisabilitycop@gmail.com before the 13th of May 2016 or click on the following link to submit you interest online http://goo.gl/forms/SrESlJtZzd.


Click on the form to download a copy

To register for a free place, please go to https://learningdisabilitycop.eventbrite.co.uk or click on the ticket below:


As always the community of practice will be looking to innovative ways of sharing the learning from the day. A twitter hashtag is already set up #ldcop16 so all those who want to join the conversation can.

Updates will be posted at:

The Launch of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

Kent & Medway Policy for Cervical Screening for women with Learning Disabilities

This guidance aims to support women with learning disabilities with some of the challenges they face when accessing cervical screening services. It will assist healthcare professionals involved in delivering the screening service, providing a pathway to follow and guidance on broader management of women with learning disabilities within the cervical screening pathway.

You will find attached the Kent & Medway Policy for Cervical Screening for women with Learning Disabilities.  The aim of the policy is to provide guidance and describe good practice to ensure that women with learning disabilities have equal rights of access as all other women to NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP). Please feel free to download and disseminate this policy to benefit from the guidance within this document which will provide a clear pathway to follow.

Cervical Screening for Women with Learning DisabilitiesV7

England Vision Strategy/ Local Eye Health Network Event

Come along to Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD on  Friday 11th March 2016 at 13.00pm to 15.00pm.  

If you are interested please take a look at the invitation for the event on England Vision Strategy/ Local Eye Health Network South East of England Regional Event.   Aylee Richmond a member from SeeAbility will be available. 

Regional events invitation_SouthEast

Come along! Life story workshop – 22nd March 2016

Would you like the opportunity to tell your life story but don’t know where to start?

You are welcome to come along to Canterbury Christchurch University, Broadstairs on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 10am to 4pm. 

The day will include:

How to tell your life story

How to publish and share your life story

How to safely tell your life story

and much, much more.

Life Story Workshop Poster

Support workers, family and carers are welcome.   To book your place please contact Amy.johnson@eastkentmencap.co.uk

Learning Disability Workshop Conference

During 2015 the Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice in partnership with East Kent Hospitals Clinical Education and three experts by experience have been running half day workshops for mainstream healthcare professionals.

The aims of the programme has been to explore definitions of learning disabilities, the evidence base and legal frameworks, with a view to encouraging participants to explore what ‘reasonable adjustments’ might mean in their work context. More details of these can be found here.

The outcome of this project is a conference to report back on the outcomes, and for individuals and teams to share how they make adjustments for people with learning disabilities. We are pleased to share the National Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities at NHS England Dominic Slowie will be opening the event.

The target audience for this event is non-learning disability professionals.

Please see the flyer below.

Workshop Conf flyer 2016