Transforming Care

Accessible Information Standard event

Accessible Information Standard event

The  Accessible Information Standard  https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/patients/accessibleinfo-2/ directs and defines a specific, consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing and meeting the information and communication support needs of patients, service users, carers and parents, where those needs relate to a disability, impairment or sensory loss. NHS England will be running 8 regional…

PBS Competence Framework

PBS Competence Framework

The PBS Competence Framework is now available to download from the Skills for Care PBS web page: http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Skills/People-whose-behaviour-challenges/Positive-behaviour-support.aspx The Positive Behaviour Support Coalition (http://pbscoalition.blogspot.co.uk/) are due to post information about resources to implement the PBS Competence Framework on the blog early in 2016.

Transforming Care

Transforming Care

The NHS has published a national plan: ‘Building the right support: A national implementation plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for people with a learning disability and/or autism’: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ld-nat-imp-plan-oct15.pdf This sets out the work done by the fast track sites, the new services needed and proposed CCG…

LGA Adults Peer Training Events

LGA Adults Peer Training Events

The Local Government Association is holding a number of free one day training events for those interested in becoming an LGA peer to take part in Adult Social Care and Adult Safeguarding Peer Challenges. This includes the new Commissioning for Better Outcomes Peer Challenges. Peer challenges are managed and delivered…

Education and training for learning disability workforce

Education and training for learning disability workforce

Health Education England are distributing £550,000 that’s been made available to support the aims of the Transforming Care programme. The funding will support workforce development by contributing to the cost of training health and social care workers in positive behavioural support (PBS) and autism awareness. Further information can be found…

The Accessible Information Standard was published in July 2015 and will apply to providers of NHS and Social Care

The Accessible Information Standard was published in July 2015 and will apply to providers of NHS and Social Care

The aim of the Accessible Information Standard is to ensure that people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information about their health and care which they can read and understand (for example in easy read, braille or via email) and communication support if they need it (for example…

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