Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS)

Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) is undertaking a workforce development project for people working with clients and patients with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have learning disabilities, who require support from and / or access to services across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

HEKSS has commissioned Skills for Care to help facilitate some of this important work, and we would jointly like to invite you to attend a one day conference which will look at planning for the learning disabilities workforce across the full range of adult services including residential, supported living and specialist. Transformation, personalisation and the development of community based services are at the heart of quality. The learning disabilities workforce needs to have access to the right education and training, that acknowledges the skills and values that are required, in the right place at the right time.

As part of this work, Skills for Care are undertaking research on the current state of the learning disabilities workforce for HEKSS. During this conference we will be presenting our findings from the research and finding out from you what your issues and challenges are for the workforce. We will also be discussing how we can best maintain contact in the future, and how to move this work forward.

We will be covering the needs of both the registered and unregistered workforce including PAs and we will be looking at the following issues:

Recruitment and retention

continuing professional development requirements

the availability of progression routes for training and development.

listening to the perspectives of those who use services and their families.

Title: Planning the Learning Disabilities Workforce Now and in the Future for Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015

Time: 10:30am – 3pm. Registration and refreshments from 10am

Venue: Mercure London Bridge

Target Audience: Those who should consider registering are people who have responsibility for the learning disabilities workforce whether it is in the NHS, or other environments including independent, private and charitable organisations e.g. Registered Managers, Workforce Leads, Service Managers, Learning and Development Leads, Occupational Therapists. People who conduct care assessments and those responsible for the workforce for clinical or specialist services

If you would like to attend the event, please click here to book your place

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to one per organisation.

Margaret SharpeLocality Manager (London and South East)Kent and MedwayMy working days are Monday to ThursdaySkills for CareD: 020 8852 9915 M: 07989 355886w: www.skillsforcare.org.uk | Lynton House, 4th Floor, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LTSkills for Care develops skills and qualifications and employers of adult social care workers to improve the quality of service delivery across England.Twitter www.twitter.com/skillsforcare | Facebook www.facebook.com/skillsforcare | YouTube www.youtube.com/skillsforcareregistered charity 1079836, registered company 3866683

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