April sees the first of three online Community events which are all linked our shared purpose for people with learning disabilities and their allies to live Healthy Safe and Fulfilled lives.
This first event will be on 28th April from 12:30 until 2pm with Lisa Hopkins, Scott Watkin and Emily Stewart from Seeability. They will be sharing their model for investing in and mentoring people with learning disabilities to be leaders in their organisation and communities.
Further online Community events are scheduled:-
- 26th May – A Person Centred Workforce Workshop with Carrie Jackson
- 23rd June – Lifeswap -an interactive model for challenging stereotypes and reducing stigma- Ronnie Treston & Becky Leonard‑Dixon
More details to be announced.
Aspire is a Kent based team who are campaigning to create a free school to transform the life opportunities for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. There mission is to give children and young people the support they need to learn, thrive and succeed in life as independent adults in modern Britain.
To support the Aspire project you can:-
a) click on the picture below to find out more about the project
b) Check their website by clicking here and
c) Sign the petition to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, by clicking here.
The Royal College of Nursing has recently published some easy read information on pain and pain control.
People with learning disabilities have been engaged in the development of the information through the Clear Communication People.
Click on the picture above to take you to the page where the easy read information is available.
This year’s Conference was based on how we can all implement reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in our work. The conference participants and the Community of Practice team found each of the presentations insightful, interesting and thought provoking. The audience participation and inclusion generated great debate and key questions for reflective thought. Main focus with regards to barriers to ensuring services and people are well adjusted to meet the needs of these individuals. There were lots of opportunities for networking which allowed all to address some key questions and barriers to ensure services and people are well adjusted to meet the needs of these individuals. Delegates shared personal insights and experiences, while remembering that people with learning disabilities are no less human than anyone else.
All the presentations and and resources from the day are available on the conference page. Please click here
Professor Chris Hatton from The University of Lancaster was guest speaker and he opened the event with the provocative question – “are you well adjusted? “
The event was a great success in showcasing some of the excellent work and initiatives happening across Kent for people with learning disabilities particularly around access to health care and therapies.
Feedback received from the attendees from the day was very positive. We would like to thank you all for your responses; which are invaluable to making next years Conference even more of a success.
Individuals who could not make the conference were able get involved via twitter using the #LDWeek15 and #ldcop15 hashtags. A full transcript of this conversation including photos are available by clicking here.
The day was held during Learning Disability Awareness Week “inclusion” and all participants wanted to mark this by having their support shared via the below photo being shared on Twitter.
For further details on the whole day click on the conference page by clicking here.
Community Learning Disability Nurse