Engaging with adults with learning disabilities

Event date: 9 November 2021

Event time: 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

  • Led by Ashleigh Spalding (Improvement Advisor, ihub, Healthcare Improvement Scotland) and Alan Bigham (Senior Programme Manager, ihub, Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

The New Models for Learning Disability Day Support Collaborative is working with 4 health and social care partnership project teams to support the development of day support services for adults with a learning disability. Currently in phase 2, the Collaborative has sought to ensure that the voices of people with lived experience are heard and represented at a local level. The Collaborative was set up during the COVID-19 pandemic and has worked with the project teams to support the proportionate and meaningful involvement of people with a learning disability in the work, despite limitations in opportunities to do so due to the pandemic.

Ashleigh and Alan shared how their approach used during the learning sessions with project teams led to a strengthened focus on inequality. This succeeded in changing the way the health and social care partnerships engage with people and how services were delivered, particularly through digital means when the restrictions of the pandemic lockdown limited traditional methods.

Last Updated: 12 November 2021