The Department of Health and Social Care is developing new mandatory training for health and social care staff about learning disabilities and autism, reasonable adjustments and communication methods. In an open letter to the Minister of State, Learning Disability England have urged the department to ensure the training is not a “wasted opportunity” and that it is shaped in partnership with people with learning disabilities.
Certitude supports the open letter. For over a decade, our Treat Me Right! programme has delivered awareness training to health and social care professionals and other businesses across London, so they can better understand the experiences of people with autism and learning disabilities and make reasonable adjustments to the way services are delivered. The training is delivered by people who know first hand what good and poor support looks like – because they themselves have experienced it.
You can read the full open letter on Learning Disability England’s website here.
The Treat Me Right! team delivered awareness training to Dr Rupa Huq MP last year