Department of Health and Social Care Issue Consultation on training for health and social care staff

The Department of Health and Social Care have issued a consultation on learning disability and autism training for health and social care staff. The consultation has been created in order to ensure ‘staff working in health and social care have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism and the skills to provide the most effective care and support’.

The consultation begins with a foreword by Caroline Dineage, the Minister for Care. She says that after hearing stories such as Oliver McGowan, she is “determined to make care and outcomes better for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities”.

The consultation welcomes general comments on any issues which people feel is relevant to improve the training of staff in supporting people with a learning disability or autistic people. The consultation will run until 12 April 2019.