Running from November 2019 – March 2020, delivered by experts in autism, learning disabilities and forensic support across the CWP footprint, this training programme is aimed at professionals within health and social care and covers two themes:
This training is about supporting people with learning disabilities or autism at times of crisis and will provide training to community mental health and social care services.
This is an identified need to ensure that professionals outside of specialist services have the appropriate skills to support people with LD or autism when presenting in crisis to keep them in the least restrictive setting for their needs, to ensure inappropriate admissions are avoided or where an admission is appropriate statutory guidance is followed.
This training is about supporting people with learning disabilities or autism with highly complex needs including forensic issues whom the health and social care system struggles to support out of hospital into sustainable settled living arrangements.
The training will be aimed at community mental health and social care services, rehabilitation services, forensic support services and will include training on legal frameworks to promote understanding of Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards and managing significant risks in the community.