Open consultation

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

Summary

Have your say on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disability and autism training for health and care staff.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and make reasonable adjustments to support them.

The consultation considers issues around the training and development staff need to better support people with a learning disability or autistic people.

We want to know what people think about our proposals on:

  • the planned content of the training
  • how the training should be delivered
  • how to involve people with a learning disability or autistic people in training
  • how we can mandate, monitor and evaluate the impact of training

The consultation will be of particular interest to:

  • people with a learning disability or autistic people
  • the families and carers of people with a learning disability or autistic people
  • patient groups
  • providers of health and social care services

Documents

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff: easy read version

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

trainingconsultation@dhsc.gov.uk

Write to:

Dementia and Disabilities Unit,
1N14, Department of Health and Social Care,
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UE

Published 13 February 2019
Last updated 22 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. The technical issue has been fixed.
  2. Updated with an alert to inform of technical difficulties with the online response platform.
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