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The Estia Centre

The Estia Centre is a specialist training, research and development resource for people who support adults with a learning disability, autism and additional mental health needs.

Our vision

Learning together to create healthier lives for people with learning disabilities and autism. We work in partnership to inspire a committed, passionate and competent workforce through quality driven, evidenced-based learning and research.


Announcing our new City & Guilds learning pathway! 

The Estia Centre is now a City & Guilds Assured provider and our Assured programmes are unique to the learning disability sector. For a £15 administrative fee, all our Module Two courses are available as an optional City and Guilds Assured learning pathway. City & Guilds learners will receive substantially more learning support and input on their subject area of choice, such as additional follow-up workshops, inter-workshop activities to embed learning, additional workbooks and materials to support understanding.

We support the development of a competent local learning disabilities workforce, from support staff to experienced managers from a variety of services. 

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Our values

Working Together

We are better and stronger when we recognise our differences and work in partnership.

Promoting good practice

We lead by example to inspire and empower.


Through coproduction we support everyone to contribute and achieve their full potential.

Evidence based

We aim for continuous improvement through quality assured practice, research and evaluation.

"The course was interesting and well-delivered, thank you to all Estia trainers."

"Great course for supporting staff. Certainly gets you to reflect on the service you provide."

- Workshop participants

Learning and development programmes

Our training is coordinated by the Estia Senior Training Officer who delivers our programmes in collaboration with clinicians, experts through experience and academics from local specialist services.

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Service User involvement

People who use mental health in learning disabilities clinical services and their carers are encouraged and supported to join our involvement register and get involved in paid opportunities to shape and deliver services.

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Publications and resources

Here you can find links to a variety of resources and publications that are available for free or for sale. Ranging from Covid-19 resources to external accessible resources.


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