Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015
Time: 10:30am – 3pm. Registration and refreshments from 10am
Venue: Mercure London Bridge
Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) is undertaking a workforce development project for people working with clients and patients with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have intellectual disabilities, who require support from and / or access to services across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
HEKSS has commissioned Skills for Care to help facilitate some of this important work, and we would jointly like to invite you to attend a one day conference which will look at planning for the learning disabilities workforce across the full range of adult services including residential, supported living and specialist. Transformation, personalisation and the development of community based services are at the heart of quality. The learning disabilities workforce needs to have access to the right education and training, that acknowledges the skills and values that are required, in the right place at the right time.
As part of this work, Skills for Care are undertaking research on the current state of the learning disabilities workforce for HEKSS. During this conference we will be presenting our findings from the research and finding out from you what your issues and challenges are for the workforce. We will also be discussing how we can best maintain contact in the future, and how to move this work forward.
We will be covering the needs of both the registered and unregistered workforce including PAs and we will be looking at the following issues:
- Recruitment and retention
- continuing professional development requirements
- the availability of progression routes for training and development.
- listening to the perspectives of those who use services and their families
Target Audience: Those who should consider registering are people who have responsibility for the learning disabilities workforce whether it is in the NHS, or other environments including independent, private and charitable organisations e.g. Registered Managers, Workforce Leads, Service Managers, Learning and Development Leads, Occupational Therapists. People who conduct care assessments and those responsible for the workforce for clinical or specialist services