Our response to the consultation on mandatory training by Department Health and Social Care

Learning Disability England has responded to the government consultation

LDE has written a response too based on what self advocates, family members and people who work in organisations have told us.

The main points are:

We think all staff should receive face-to-face training which has been designed and delivered primarily by people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

We think people with learning disabilities should be employed to design, deliver and evaluate the training. This means they should be paid the living wage and have a proper contract. They should be paid the same amount as any non-disabled co-trainers.

There are many programmes that already work using this model and it should be considered best practice, informing and providing the basis for the mandatory training.

You can see our full response here – LDE Mandatory Training Response