Media, Events

Learning Disability Today Conference 29 November 2016

This year’s conference focused on three integral seminar streams: Learning Disability and Autism; Health and Wellbeing; and Policy and Practice. Eddie Chaplin from the Estia Centre went along with Peter Cronin and Liam Peyton to present on behalf of the Estia Centre

Eddie Chaplin

LD Today Conference 29.11.16

Liam Peyton & Peter Cronin

LD Today Conference 29.11.16 (2)

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Learning disability programme appointment

Dr Jean O’Hara has been appointed to help lead NHS England’s National Transforming Care Learning Disability programme click here

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MENCAP pledge signed

Directors of nursing from across King’s Health Partners sign MENCAP pledge to get healthcare right for people with intellectual disabilities.

MENCAP pledge

The MENCAP pledge ensures all people with a learning disability receive a high standard of care and treatment. It was signed by Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Neil Brimblecombe, Director of Nursing at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Paula Townsend, Deputy Director of Nursing at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The pledge was signed at the King’s Health Partners Intellectual Disabilities Conference, held on 23 June in Prospero House, London.  The focus of the event was on how best we can work together to get healthcare right for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

 Pledge mencap

 

Keeping Safe and Well Workshop 26 April 2016

Estia recently held a number of keeping safe & well workshops at the Maudsley Learning Centre, for people with intellectual disabilites. Some of the those workshops were;

  • Staying safe -disability hate crime
  • Wellbeing—looking after yourself
  • Tree of life -team-based activity

 

 Keeping well event April 2016

Keeping well event April 2016 2

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Health Education England, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Learning Event 25 February 2016.

Eddie Chaplin & Karina Marshall-Tate from the Estia Centre presented at the Health Education England Conference on - Reducing Health Inequalities in Intellectual Disabilities - download poster here

EC & KMT

This event included Elearning, Education and Training. HEE also launched a very useful E&T / Competency tool that managers and/or organisations can use to identify skills and training needs of their learning disabilities clinical workforce. PicTTalk is an app that  can be downloaded for free and has health related symbols and pictures to assist communication.

HEE Picttalk and resources list download here

Further useful website adressess of free resources that can be used for education and training purposes;

www.e-lfh.org.uk

www.disabilitymatters.org.uk

www.minded.org.uk

www.edx.org

www.mooc.org

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CPD event for GPs

“On 15 October 2015  the Estia Centre, with our MHLD & GSTT Learning Disabilities colleagues and the Baked Bean Theatre Company, hosted a CPD event for GPs in Southwark. With over 100 GPs and a film crew it was a unique experience in which we could share knowledge and practical tips to improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities.”

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MHLD Service User Group  runs a monthly service user group, to which carers are also invited, based on recovery principles and widening participation in community activities. The group is open to any service user (and their carers) who are open to any of the four borough MHLD teams. For further information contact Pamela Boothe (MHLD Lambeth Administrator) on 020 3228 1057

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Working Together to Get Healthcare Right for People with Intellectual Disabilities - 6 March 2015

A free one day event took place on the 6 March 2015. The event explored what it means to have intellectual disabilities and shared people with intellectual disabilities’ experiences of healthcare. The event provided a unique opportunity for clinicians, education and training leads and managers to come together, share experiences and find solutions to improve services

Jean O'Hara, Clinical Director, Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry, Clinical Academic Group, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Pauline Heslop, Reader in Intellectual Disabilities Research

Valarie Sinason, Valarie Sinason,  President of the IPD, Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability and Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies

Frank Butau, Safeguarding Adults Lead, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children leading on the Workshop Reasonable Adjustments.

Autism Workshop

 

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