Successful launch of the JTP

The launch of the Joint Training Partnership took place on the 18th December 2019 and was well attended by a range of health and social care providers and family carers.  Participants discussed a number of topics to help provide a steer for the development of the partnership.

  • What are we doing well now?
  • What are our challenges
  • What are our future training needs?
  • How can the joint training partnership help us?

The project team itself has grown –  Michael Redfern has been appointed as the project coordinator and Tania Ellahi as  project administrator They can be contacted by email

Lancashire and South Cumbria Joint Training Partnership Launch event


We are pleased to invite partners and stakeholders to the launch of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Joint Training Partnership (JTP) on Wednesday 18th December 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Venue: Gujarat Hindu Society Centre, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8NJ

One of Lancashire and South Cumbria’s key priorities for the Learning Disability workforce strategy has been to develop a Joint Training Partnership (JTP). We believe that the JTP will give health and social care providers and other partners a clear and accessible route for quality assured and consistent training, a hub to find out about a wide range of training and development opportunities and to do so in a way that will provide real value for money.

The launch event will provide an opportunity to receive an update about the Learning Disability Transforming Care Partnership’s workforce strategy and hear from Skills for Health, Skills for Care and Health Education England about the latest developments in workforce training and development. There will be time to learn about the JTP and how it can support partners to meet the challenging workforce and training requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan.

There will be a chance to discuss and share training needs, to identify strengths and gaps in knowledge, skills and confidence that could be addressed by the JTP programme. This is an important first step in influencing the ongoing development of the JTP, making sure that it delivers a training programme that really meet the identified needs of all partners.

Who should attend?

  • Health and social care providers including residential, supported living and domiciliary care providers
  • Health and social care commissioners
  • Educators
  • Service managers
  • Self-advocates
  • Registered managers
  • Anyone with a lead for training and workforce development within their organisation
  • Family members and people using personal budgets to deliver care and support

Please direct any queries about this event to  Janice Wycherley

To book a place use this link:!event/register/2019/12/18/lancashire-and-south-cumbria-joint-training-partnership-launch-event