Projects

Enhancing Clinical Practice | Addressing Health Inequalities for people with Intellectual Disabilities

Background

The ESTIA Centre in conjunction with Kings Health Partners Education Academy has secured funding to undertake a two year project that aims to use education and training  to enhance clinical practice and address the physical and mental health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities.  

We have created a brief pocket guide to intellectual disabilities which can be accessed here or to obtain a hard copy please contact the Estia Centre office on 020 3228 9742.

Project Aims

This project aims to:

  • increase awareness and understanding of physical and mental health needs of people with intellectual disabilities;
  • enhance knowledge, confidence and capability of clinicians in community, primary and secondary care services to meet the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities;
  • facilitate a network of communication and support within and across the South London Boroughs, linking expertise of local community mental health in intellectual disabilities services, community intellectual disability teams, safeguarding leads, service user and carer groups and existing training opportunities; and
  • develop training programmes in line with King’s Health Partners’ mission of integrating physical and mental health needs http://www.kingshealthpartners.org/info/mind-and-body-treating-the-whole-person.

Intellectual disabilities e-resource available to all King’s Health Partners staff click here to see full staff e-bulletin

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