The presentation will:
Briefly describe the history of health care policy in relation to people with learning disabilities & autism as context for Transforming Care Programme and Long-Term Plan.
Identify key drivers for change in the delivery of health service for people with learning disabilities & autism.
Outline the proposals and vision of the NHS Long Term Plan for people with Learning Disabilities & Autism.
This session will look at what works in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism into the workforce in a fast-moving world. It will cover the current employment landscape, the changing nature of entry level jobs and practical steps that employers can take to remove barriers at all stages of the candidate and employee journey. Diane will also share good practice case studies from Business Disability Forum’s membership and other projects.
Colleagues with ‘Lived experience’ offer a unique valued specialised contribution to help shape the support they receive and that of others. Their own experiences offer feedback and a greater understanding of the improvements that can be made to the standard of care delivered by service providers.
Lucy works for The Children’s Society as a Project Worker on the Disrupting Exploitation programme. Lucy works with children and young people who are ‘at risk’ of criminal exploitation, aiming to intervene as early as possible to prevent exploitation. Lucy also works with partners to ensure that the ‘systems’ around young people are supporting them in the best way that they can.
“How my vision for my life finally became a reality with the support of people who truly understood my complex needs” – Debbie, individual we support
Debbie who has learning disability and complex needs spent 23 years in a long stay hospital, quite simply because in her words “There was nowhere else for me to go…. and I just had to wait and wait and wait”
As a Support Team we discuss Debbie’s long journey towards a more fulfilling life, greater independence, improved behaviour and reduction in PRN and self harm. Through ensuring the right environment for her, a full transition and Positive Behaviour Support Plan, the recruitment of the right staff to understand her complex needs and triggers and taking an open honest approach to lessons learnt and challenges over the years, Debbie is now free to live her life in the way she had always wanted to. Seeing the positives and celebrating her achievements of finding work, new friends and interests, coupled with the emotional support she needs, Debbie tells her story in her own words - “I now experience new things every day, things I never knew even existed or which I could be a part of”.
People with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia. There is a demand for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed to improve quality of life for the individual and their family/carers
An honest look at the journey of two people, the staff member starting his career in the sector and a person moving from a long stay hospital into his new home.
Having a child with learning disabilities has an impact not only on the child but on the entire family. This is likely to lead to a journey of challenges, from diagnosis and education to socialisation and health. I am the parent of an 18 yr old dyslexic, dyspraxic and proprioception disordered son. I will be talking about what it has been like as the parent of a child with learning disabilities; the frustration and joy, the obstacles and the triumphs.
A presentation to:
Waymarks recognises that the people with learning disabilities who have gone on to offend have not had many/if any positive relational experiences with others, and also recognising that this is one of the best ways to learn and motivate people to live fulfilling and safe lives.
Shared Lives is a scheme that finds suitable host families for adults who would otherwise face a very different future. The initiative gives adults with learning difficulties and/or autism the opportunity to live as part of the family and community of an adult care provider.
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