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Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities

A programme to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply so that people can live a good life.

Mencap wrote a report called ‘Death by indifference’ in 2007. The report was about 6 people with learning disabilities who should not have died. At Health Education England we want to make sure that staff that work people that have Intellectual Disabilities have the rights skills and values, in the right place at the right time.

HEE runs as a single organisation, across four regional hubs across 12 local offices. The Intellectual Disabilities programme is a regional programme working across the south of England.

The programme has a single aim:

"to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have Intellectual Disabilities and/ or Autism, who require support from and/ or access to services".

All of our work is about how the workforce can support people with an Intellectual Disability to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

The programme began in Kent, Surrey & Sussex during 2013 and remains a trail-blazer within HEE as it is the only programme of this type. In September 2017 it expanded to include London for a year, in April 2018 it further expanded to include the whole of the South.

How to get in touch

Stakeholder engagement is one of the most essential elements of this programme. To help with this we have created lots of ways of keeping informed and making contact with us: 

  • Click here to view our online blog that we use to keep everyone updated with news, updated, opportunities.  
  • If you would rather receive a single weekly email that summaries all the weekly news, updates and opportunities that we share on the blog you can sign up here.
  • Our programme email address is SouthID@hee.nhs.uk
  • We have a very active twitter feed @HEE_SouthID just use the hash tag #SouthID when you want to share with us.

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