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…

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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 http://goo.gl/forms/owyxjNLc18uI8ni83 or go to the conference page on this web site which can be found at: https://kentlivewell.wordpress.com/conferences/the-launch-of-the-kent-surrey-sussex-learning-disability-community-of-practice/

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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:

https://learningdisabilitycop.eventbrite.co.uk

or click on the ticket below:

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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 :- http://kentlivewell.wordpress.com/
Twitter :- @kandmldcop
email :- learningdisabilitycop@gmail.com

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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  kentcbn@gmail.com.

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 tolearningdisabilitycop@gmail.com before the 13th of May 2016 or click on the following link to submit you interest online http://goo.gl/forms/SrESlJtZzd.

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Click on the form to download a copy

To register for a free place, please go to https://learningdisabilitycop.eventbrite.co.uk or click on the ticket below:

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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 thecoachingnurse@gmail.com.

 

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 www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/passport. This means that it can be downloaded, typed into, saved and shared.

Along with this, EKHUFT have been working with an organisation called tap2tag https://www.tap2tag.me/ 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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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

The PCPLD Network is a voluntary organisation developed in 1998.  The national network brings together service providers, people with learning disabilities and carers to work together for the benefit of individuals with learning disabilities who have palliative care needs.   The ethos is that people with learning disabilities should receive the co-ordinated support needed to live their lives to the full, until the end of their life.    

If you would like to attend the next PCPLD Kent Branch meeting on 28th January 2015 it will be held in the  Training Room, at Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford, Hythe Road, Willesborough, TN24 0NE  

For further information please contact:  helen.filmer@kent.gov.uk or sue.marsden@kent.gov.uk

To learn more go to http://www.pcpld.org/  Tweet @PCPLDnetwork

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

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Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015
Time: 10:30am – 3pm. Registration and refreshments from 10am
Venue: Mercure London Bridge

Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) is undertaking a workforce development project for people working with clients and patients with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have intellectual disabilities, who require support from and / or access to services across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

HEKSS has commissioned Skills for Care to help facilitate some of this important work, and we would jointly like to invite you to attend a one day conference which will look at planning for the learning disabilities workforce across the full range of adult services including residential, supported living and specialist. Transformation, personalisation and the development of community based services are at the heart of quality. The learning disabilities workforce needs to have access to the right…

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