BILD: Women and girls and restraint by Katharine Sacks-Jones

For those woman and girls who end up in mental health units for treatment, their expectations should be of a caring, supportive environment where they can get the treatment they need to get better.

Unfortunately, we know from Agenda’s research on restraint that many are instead in an environment where physical force has become shockingly routine.

Read Katharine’s blog here.

LDToday: Voices of people with learning disabilities ‘must be heard’ in Mental Health Act review

The Mental Health Act review taking place this year represents a real opportunity for people with learning disabilities, Norman Lamb tells Learning Disability Today.

The Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health and social care gave his views in a specially recorded video for Learning Disability Today readers.


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Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities: 21st Feb, London

South West London #TCP – 1st Workforce planning workshop (facilitated by Health Education England)

Dear All,

In-line with principles set out in Building the Right Support and The Service Model Specifications, South West London TCP are conducting their first workforce planning workshop on the 21st February, 9.30 – 12.30 at 120 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RH.  We are looking to invite a range of private, voluntary, independent and NHS providers across SWL, although space is limited.

The four workshops will be facilitated by Health Education England (HEE), click here to download the briefing document.

If would be great if you or a colleague could attend. A diary invite with follow.

Lunch will be provided.

If you require further information please do contact myself or Josie Turner, Programme Manager, HEE

Many thanks


George Absi  M.Phil., MSc

Programme Manager, SWL Transforming Care Partnerships

South West London Health & Care Partnership (STP)
120 Broadway,
Wimbledon SW19 1RH