What’s NEW

What’s NEW

Here’s all the latest updates and news from Learning Disability England.

Ask Listen Do – what every service should do

Last week Gary Bourlet went to a big meeting about Ask Listen Do on behalf of Learning Disability England and our members. This is his blog on Ask Listen Do and why it matters

This a group of partners coming together. Working to improve NHS, Social Care and education.

It is about making feedback, and complaints easier for children, and adults with a learning disability, autistic people and their families and carers.

This started because people with learning disabilities and autism find it difficult to complain about the service they receive and do not report it.

So, it’s important that services can give a one to one approach.

Read more  “Ask Listen Do – what every service should do”

Social Work capabilities statement

A capabilities statement for social workers has been launched

On 18th June the British Association of Social Workers launched a capabilities statement for social workers who work with people with learning disabilities.

This statement explains all the things a social worker needs to be able to do to support people with learning disabilities.

At the same time, they launched a continuing professional development pathway for social workers working with people with learning disabilities

The capabilities statement is important because there has never been one before for social workers who work with people with learning disabilities.

Read more  “Social Work capabilities statement”

Self Advocacy is part of the answer

Self-advocacy is part of the answer – Blog by Gary Bourlet

We have been saying for too long never again for 10 and 20 years by different political parties. Policies are no good if they are not implemented.

There are laws implemented against Racism, sexism and homophobic, but not against disablism from my experience.
We do not need words, we need action.

We need to bring the abusers to court and punishment must fit the crime.

No more institutions in any name.

Read more  “Self Advocacy is part of the answer”

We’re recruiting for an Administrative Assistant

Learning Disability England are recruiting a new team member to work with our Office Manager and help us do our job of bringing people together to be a strong voice on what matters to people with Learning Disabilities.

The Administrative Assistant will help make sure we keep in touch with members and support the team in their work alongside people with learning disabilities, their families and organisations that work with them

You can find out more in the job pack

To apply please send complete this application form

• c. £8,106 per annum
•  16 hours a week working days flexible
• Permanent
• Closing Date: 8am 24th June
• Interview Date: 2nd July in Faversham

 

 

No more reports – time for action together, sharing power and expertise

“This is people’s lives …. being wasted whilst we wait for change” – Jordan Smith LDE self advocate representative

People with Learning Disabilities are still not treated as equal citizens. Another report tells us that people with Learning Disabilities are still dying younger.  And that some children and young people remain locked in Hospitals because there is nowhere else for them to go. Read more  “No more reports – time for action together, sharing power and expertise”

The long-term reality for people and their families

Like a lot of others, people connected to Learning Disability England have been talking about the Panorama Programme that is on tonight.

We all think it is going to be a really hard and distressing programme to watch. Some people have said they will not watch it tonight but maybe on catch up later when they can watch with others. Some people have said they feel they must watch it and face the reality of what is exposed. Read more  “The long-term reality for people and their families”