The Lancashire and South Cumbria area includes Lancashire, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwin and South Cumbria.
The Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System’s Transforming Care Partnership knows that having well trained and knowledgeable professionals, families and experts by experience will strengthen community services, reduce reliance on inpatient facilities, promote independent living, and underpin the integration of services (including children and young people) and support parents and carers to stay well in the community.
We have therefore set up a Pan Lancashire and South Cumbria Learning Disability and Autism Joint Training Partnership to help all partners to access a wide variety of good quality training.
Why is training and development so important?
First and foremost it can help to improve service quality and outcomes for people with learning disabilities/autism, their families and carers. But it can also have other benefits for organisations
Improved employee performance
Improved job satisfaction and morale
Address weaknesses and challenges in the system and within individual organisations
Improve quality standards
Increase innovation, help to develop new strategies and ways of working
Reduce employee turnover
Increased skills, confidence and well being
Enhances organisational reputation and profile.
To develop a workforce that is appropriately trained to provide a person-centred approach, reduce health inequalities and provide excellent quality care
To develop a workforce with the appropriate values and behaviour to deliver care for vulnerable children and adults with learning disabilities and or autism
To work with service providers to identify and address gaps in skills and competencies and build their competence to improve service quality and outcomes for people with learning disabilities, autism, their families and carers.
To support commissioners and provider organisations to deliver sustainable improvement and to respond to strategic and policy developments.
To enable provider agencies to recognise their particular strengths and weaknesses, and to use this as a foundation for sharing learning and best practice.
To provide opportunities for continuous professional development, promote careers within health and social care services and by doing this improve retention
To act as a single point of information for organisations to access a wide range of information, quality assessed training and learning opportunities across pan Lancashire and South Cumbria
To develop a model that will support multi agency working and the development of joint training initiatives and working groups to improve practice, efficiency and whole system improvement
To develop a human rights-based approach to training which, wherever possible, is co-produced, co-delivered and evaluated by people with learning disabilities and their family carers