To mark the 10th anniversary of the Whiteleaf Cottage Service part of Cartref Homes there will be a conference on the 9th of November 0930hrs until 1600hrs covering a range of subjects under the umbrella of “Supporting learning disabled offenders in the community: Balancing Rights and Restrictions” flyer-conference-9th-november-2016 To download the flyer click here…

via Supporting learning disabled offenders in the community: Balancing Rights and Restrictions — Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability CoP

As part of our commitment to keeping our stakeholders updated, we are very pleased to be able to announce that the “Workforce development for people with intellectual disabilities: One year on report is available for download now, accompanied by an easy read summary. To download you copy either go to Or click on the picture below : […]

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Do you want to help make a system wide difference that will impact positively on the lives of people with learning disabilities within Kent, Surrey and Sussex? Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex has commissioned Skills for Care to offer a free, 3 day systems leadership programme. This programme is to help…

via Free Learning Disability Transforming Care Leadership Development Opportunity — Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability CoP

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

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The KSS LD CoP would like to thank all involved both participants and delegate in supporting the launch of the @KSSDLCoP last week at #LDCoP16.

Lots of work has continued to go on over the last few days to get the learning from the event shared with you as soon as possible examples of these are:

  • the development of a new website,
  • collecting and producing a @Storify record of all your tweets from the day, sharing all the amazing photos taken during the day
  • and editing/ publishing all the amazing presentations in PDF form and via @YouTube.

While most of these are a few day/ weeks away from sharing the evaluation of the day is not you can now complete you evaluation of the day either at or go to the conference page on this web site which can be found at:

Remember all participants who complete an…

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

Details include; times of presentation, speaker’s details, Charis Centre access map (front and rear entrances) and detail of how to use social media throughout the day.

To download your copy click on the below image

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There are still a few spaces left and if you know of anyone that would like to attend but have yet to book your tickets you can still do so at:

or click on the ticket below:


We look forward to seeing you all really soon

Have a great day

George Matuska on behalf of

Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice
Website :-
Twitter :- @kandmldcop
email :-

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Upcoming events that KCBN members are involved in:

FREE Staff Retention and Recruitment Program – Various dates and locations

Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Autism – 1st July 2016, The Inn on the Lake Hotel. A2, Shorne, Nr Gravesend, Kent DA12 3HB

IABA Gary LaVigna PBS Training, Positive Practices in Behavioural Support (4-day) sponsored by The Regard Partnership and Kent Autistic Trust – Manchester: 25 – 28 October 2016; London: 01 – 04 November 2016

If you’re involved in an event you would like to add, contact

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice is pleased to announce its launch to take place at an inclusive Conference.

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Click on the poster to download

The Community of Practice is looking for local people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to present local good practice around the theme of Transition and Innovation, and to share their work at the Conference. If you are interested in this either download the below form and return it before the 13th of May 2016 or click on the following link to submit you interest online


Click on the form to download a copy

To register for a free place, please go to or click on the ticket below:


As always the community of practice will be looking to innovative ways of sharing the learning from the day. A twitter hashtag is already set up #ldcop16 so all those…

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This workshop aims to help you with the all-important issue of recruiting and retaining staff.  The program will give you the opportunity to build your own toolkit and learn:

  • How to use organisational values to drive recruitment and retention
  • How to develop, build and model leadership systems of excellence
  • How to establish a reputation as an employer of choice
  • How to improve staff morale and motivation
  • How to strengthen partnership working and drive quality
  • How to influence the risk of leavers and reduce turnover
  • How to embed best practice into organisational memory

The workshops are running on a series of dates and locations:

  • June 9th – Ashford
  • June 16th – Guildford
  • June 23rd – Crawley
  • June 30th – Maidstone
  • July 7th – Guilford
  • July 14th – Brighton

Further details available here.  To register a place, contact


Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

You may be aware that the Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice (K&MLDCoP) is three years old this year and during the last six months has been reviewing its goals and aspirations.

Click here to review an overview of major events over the last three years

It’s model up to this point has been to enable and encourage local membership to contribute to activities based around the three main purposes, those of:-

  1. Eradicate health inequalities for people with learning disabilities
  1. To promote person centred care and support
  1. To encourage equality and access.

This has led to three well attended and evaluated conferences, engagement via social media and IT, and a growing number of clinical and academic projects.

As a result of a review over the last few months, the K&MLDCoP has been considering ways of building on its firm foundations, which has led to a successful bid for…

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

Exciting news!

There is real progress with the accessibility of the “My Healthcare Passport” participants are required to be involved in a  project with this innovative patient held health record system.

Interested – Read on!

As a result of East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) participative action research study – and the Co-researchers hard work – a new fillable PDF version of “My Healthcare Passport” is available for download at This means that it can be downloaded, typed into, saved and shared.

Along with this, EKHUFT have been working with an organisation called tap2tag who appeared on Dragon’s Den over the Christmas period.

 Tap2tag could have real benefits for safeguarding people with learning disabilities Healthcare Passports.  Therefore, EKHUFT are looking for 20-25 volunteers to test out the tap2tag system and the new Healthcare Passport.

If you are interested in participating please see the project planning meeting invite. Tap2Tag Project Invite 12-1-16

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