Supporting adults with learning disabilities

A learning disability is a life-long condition that starts before adulthood. Mencap estimates that there are 1. 5 million people with a learning disability in the UK, all with differing support needs.

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The Midlands Training Company, Coventry (Online)
£30.00

This course is available on the The Midlands Training Company website.

Description

A learning disability is a life-long condition that starts before adulthood. Mencap estimates that there are 1. 5 million people with a learning disability in the UK, all with differing support needs. This course helps practitioners in the adult care sector understand the causes and conditions linked to learning disabilities, and relevant legislation and guidance. It also suggests good practice in person-centred care, active support, participation, positive behaviour support, and communication.

Learning outcomes
You will understand some of the causes and common conditions that can result in learning disabilities
You will know the attributes which people need to support people with a learning disability
You will understand the importance of person-centred care and planning for the future, taking risks, decision making and choices, encouraging independence, and supporting adults with learning disabilities to take part in community life and develop personal relationships
Advantages of this course
This course touches on the historical treatment of people with learning disabilities, which is important to know and understand so we can learn from past mistakes, and ensure the health and social care services provided today are so much more inclusive, respectful, and put the best interests of the individual at the centre of our practice.
One of the main sources of frustration for adults with learning disabilities is that everything is done for them and they have no control over their life. This course covers ways you can empower the people you support to lead a more independent life, and put them at the heart of any decisions that affects them.
Website and video resources are used to explore good practice in supporting adults with learning disabilities in more detail.

About The Midlands Training Company

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