Planning for learning disability care in the South East

Kent Surrey and Sussex Local Education and Training Board have started an important piece of work to look at what staff people with learning disabilities will need in the future.

George Matuska is leading this exciting project which had it’s first meeting in August 2013.

The reports from the first meeting are available on the Workforce Development for People with Learning Disabilities page, and a hashtag has been set up for people that would like to comment on Twitter #idhekss

Please follow the page, make comments, and have a think about what type of people your services might need in the future to ensure that people with learning disabilities are supported effectively.

Learning Disability Week 2013 in Kent & Medway!

Learning Disability Week is upon us and this year’s theme is Superheroes

Below there is a space for you to tell people who your Superheroes are. Who are the Kent & Medway Learning Disability Superheroes?

Please be careful what you write, how you write it, and always be complimentary!

To get the ball rolling I’ve written a short piece about some people who contribute to East Kent Hospitals Trust – click on the picture below. LDweek2013

There will be a new post each day so keep checking these out. It’s important to celebrate those that are making a difference!

Lastly Mencap are encouraging people to share their thoughts on Twitter using the hastag #ldweek2013

There are a number of twitter chats this week to coincide. For those that want to contribute this way follow @ldnursechat @thercn @hsjnews not forgetting @mencap_charity @eastkentmencap  @kent_dpgs & @kentcbn

Have a Super week!

Daniel Marsden @dmarsden49

Margate Internships project encourages adjustments for patients

The influential Health Service Journal has recently published a research report on East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trusts partnership project with East Kent College and Kent Supported Employment into the potential benefits for patients of having people with learning disabilities in the QEQM hospital workforce. HSJ article

Please click on the link above to read more!

Your views wanted on the Community Purpose Report

Following the Event in May at Canterbury Christchurch University, we are pleased to share two versions of the Launch report.

The detailed wordy version is available by clicking on Kent and Medway Learning Disabilities – CoP Draft Purpose
Detailed Launch report

The easy to read version is available at Kent and Medway Learning Disability CoP easy read
Launch report easy read

Below are two ways of giving feedback. Please tell us if you think we’ve understood what is important from what you’ve said.

If you ‘follow’ this page, you will get emails to say when new posts are up on this site.

If you have feedback about these reports, please let us have them by 23rd August 2013.

After that we have been invited to present the report to the Good Health Group in September.