After an extended period of consultation reflection and some changes, we are pleased to share the final versions of the Purpose of this Community of Practice.
To download these please click on the picture below.
The first four actions identified as priorities by the group that met in May 2013 are:-
1) Help people with learning disabilities to know what to expect
2) Raise awareness with front line staff
3) Think about how we will know the Community is working well
4) Influencing people, organisations and governments.
So far we are pleased to have 91 people or organisations following this blog, many of whom are supporting and caring for people on a daily basis. We are also pleased to have been sharing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and frontline staff to get involved with.
We have been approached by care staff and family carers to help them identify how to know what to expect, and what is expected of them when they are admitted to hospital. We are going to be looking for people to help with a project like this. Do you know anyone that might want to help?
Please let us know by leaving a comment below or sending me an email to email@example.com.
Thanks to Lizzie Banks at Carousel in Sussex for bringing this important event to our attention!
The Oska Bright Film festival is curated by people with learning disabilities with the aim of encouraging artistic talents of people with learning disabilities across the world! This award winning international event -based in Brighton on 17-19 November- is an opportunity to meet new people, and get that all important new perspective that only a film maker and story teller can share!
Tickets are available now at http://www.oskabright.co.uk/
For a taster of what you might see watch the below film!
Thanks to Val Levens for sharing this exciting opportunity for a Learning Disability Nurse in Medway Community Healthcare.
Medway’s adult learning disability team is looking for a band 7 nurse.
Are you looking for a post that encourages innovation?
Where the organisation REALLY wants YOUR ideas for delivering an ever better and more flexible service?
Where you can start and drive the change?
If so, you could be the one for us.
You would lead our nurse team, work collaboratively with health colleagues and our co located SS team, to raise our profile within the organisation and the county.
Follow the link below for our ad on NHS jobs, or call the adult learning disability team lead,Val Levens.
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Please see leaflet for details of a Dance Movement Psychotherapy study day at Canterbury Christ Church University, which has relevance for those working in learning disability services.
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.