Community Conference 2023

The Community of Practice Steering group are pleased to be able to share the first face to face, in person event since the Covid lockdown. 

Kingston University have kindly agreed to host, and we are pleased to share that Baroness Sheila Hollins will be delivering a keynote on Social Prescribing and Beyond Word Book Clubs.

We also have contributions from user lead organisations, practitioners and researchers, presenting their work associated with enabling people with learning disabilities to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives.

Details about booking your free place can be found by clicking here

If you would like to share your work demonstrating people with learning disabilities living healthy safe and fulfilled lives, please complete the short form available by clicking here.

Community of Practice Conference flyer

CPAP Sleep Apnoea Project

Baywater Healthcare and Pathways Associates are working together to develop information for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people about using Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment. 

The team are looking for people that have experience of CPAP to help shape this guidance.

Below is a presentation about the project.

CPAP Project - Introduction to how people can help

There is a survey to complete by clicking here from where you can also be involved in a focus group discussion. 



Very last minute: The FoNS Learning Disability Nursing Fellowship

Creating Caring Cultures Fellowship for aspiring leaders and early career frontline Registered Learning Disability Nurses

A space has become available on this programme – starts 17 January 2023. If you are interested in this programme, email

FoNS Learning Disability Fellowship dates for 2022-2023

An exciting development opportunity for aspiring leaders and early career frontline registered learning disability nurses:

  • structured around the FoNS Creating Caring Cultures model
  • open to RNLDs who are between 6 months and 5 years post qualification at the start of the programme (working in any health or care setting – currently England only)
  • includes virtual workshops, follow up facilitated active learning sessions, mentorship within the organisation, mentorship at a regional/national level (career planning) and a small bursary 

In this programme, FoNS supports participants to begin their leadership journey by creating opportunities and space for reflection, discovery and learning. The programme will equip participants with the skills and confidence to develop into the facilitative leaders of the future. It includes mentorship and coaching support at a local and regional/national level as well as personal development planning and will enable participants to realise their leadership aspirations and develop leadership capacity within organisations.

If you are interested in this programme, email