Through our learning disability programme, we aim ensure that the learning disabilities workforce has the education, skills, values, knowledge and behaviours they need to effectively deliver and improve services, both now and in the future. Working with Skills for Health and Skills for Care we’re providing support and guidance to the transforming care partnerships - enabling the development and implementation of sustainable workforce plans to deliver new models of care.
You can find a range of resources below, here is a taster from our inspiring leaders films.
Leadership within learning disability services is imperative to transforming the way care is delivered, shifting the balance of power to individuals with a learning disability, their families and carers. Discover the leadership training options open to you and take a look at how inspiring leaders from across the system are already transforming care in our short #InspiringLeadersInLD films.
Be the change in someone's life
Leadership can be demonstrated by staff at all levels, as well as by individuals with learning disabilities, carers and their families. It’s about creating a vision and empowering people to work towards the achievement of this as a reality. Leadership is not bound to those only in senior management roles.
Leadership within learning disability services is imperative to transforming the way care is delivered, shifting the balance of power to individuals with a learning disability, their families and carers. This transformational change can only be achieved through individuals finding creative solutions, influencing and collaborating across the health and social care system to take forward ideas and initiatives, enable people with a learning disability to live an independent and fulfilled life.
We'd like to celebrate the great leaders in health and social care who are driving change and empowering people with learning disabilities, and to encourage more people to take up leadership training.
Strong leadership is vital if we're going to transform learning disability services. Help us spread the word about the importance of leadership and encourage learning disabilities staff to undergo further leadership training. Get involved on social media using #inspiringleadersinLD and:
share our films of inspiring leaders
tell the story of inspiring leaders that you work with
tell us what you think makes a good leader and why leadership is important.
The Learning disabilities: Making a difference toolkit brings together a range of resources to promote understanding about what it’s like to live with a learning disability, allowing healthcare professionals to provide person centred care by adjusting the care they deliver and helping people with a learning disability accesses the services they need.
Autism can have a profound effect on individuals and families, but knowledge and understanding can make a huge difference in enabling us to support individuals to access and receive the best possible care and treatment from services. We've created a comprehensive list of autism resources that aim to increase awareness and understanding of autism to enable frontline staff to better recognise and respond more effectively to the needs of adults with autism.