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Learning Disability and Autism News

In addition to the information below we regularly share news about our services for people with a learning disability and or autism on our website’s main News section.

STOMP

CNTW supports STOMP, a national project which aims to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both.

Find out more about STOMP.

Project Choice

CNTW is delighted to have been a host for Project Choice since June 2017.

Project Choice is a supported internship programme for people aged 16-25 with learning disabilities, difficulties or autism. NHS Health Education England supports the programme nationally, which focuses on preparing people to be ready for work and matching their skills to employment.

Linked with the NTW Academy, the Project Choice team ensure there are placements across the Trust looking specifically at entry-level jobs to make sure they find the right learner for the role. They also work closely with managers and the work based mentors to make sure that tasks are clearly understood.

In addition, the programme offers training to staff to become work-based mentors, working alongside and supporting learners. Staff have been trained to support the learners, developing unique teaching techniques and skills, which can be transferred across the organisation.

The young learners spend a year within their internships which incorporate three placements, each lasting 10-12 weeks. During this time the learner is very much part of the team and the Project Choice staff and the mentors work with the learner to develop their skill, abilities and confidence.

For more information about Project Choice please email gayl.keddie@ntw.nhs.uk or simone.simpson@ntw.nhs.uk, or call 07976 701425.

The Green Light Toolkit

The Green Light Toolkit is a guide to auditing and improving mental health services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and or autism. It was developed by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and identifies 27 standards to ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to provide fair and equitable services that meet peoples’ needs.

The Green Light Toolkit was re-launched in the Trust at the Nursing Conference in April 2018 with a Trust-wide Group and action plan, training and resources. The work of the Greenlight toolkit will help support the new NHS Improvement (NHSI) learning disability improvement standards for NHS trusts.

More information is avaliable on the Green Light Toolkit from the NDTi website.

 

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