Useful videos for people with learning disabilities - coming out of lockdown
These 5 videos regarding coming out of Lockdown, may be helpful for people with learning disabilities.
*Please note at this point in time the lockdown easing relates to England Only although the information in general may be of use across the UK*
ACPPLD Newsletter - May 2021
Making a splash for hydrotherapy
Carrie Tbaily, a PhD student at Bournemouth University, is exploring how caregivers perceive hydrotherapy to impact on the needs of adults with severe and profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Funding Available for the Multi Professional Credential in Learning disabilities and autism at an Advanced Practice Level advanced practice credential
Health Education England are now seeking nominations from learning disabilities / autism service leads of colleagues working within their organisation to access funding for studying the multi-professional credential in learning disabilities and autism for advanced practice.
Impact of the social measures used to control COVID-19 on the physiotherapy needs of adults with a learning disability and their rehabilitation
To understand the impact of the pandemic on the physiotherapy needs of adults with a learning disability and explore how services are managing the changes in people’s physical and functional presentation a survey was developed. This was sent to the ACPPLD membership to complete between the 4th to the 30th November 2020. 88 people responded to the survey from across to UK. The survey was completed before the UK entered the latest lockdown therefore, a secondary aim of the results is to inform how specialist learning disability physiotherapy services manage the next phase of the pandemic.
Advanced Clinical Practice working with people who have a learning disability and/or autism
Advanced Clinical practice is an emerging role in healthcare. Physiotherapists have been at the forefront of the development of the role in many areas of clinical practice. Health Education England are currently expanding the advanced clinical practice role within a number of specific areas of healthcare. One of these is in Learning Disability and Autism.
The National Executive Committee are currently working with the Health Education England to support the development of the framework into a Masters level unit of assessed learning and the implementation of the advanced clinical practice role into learning disability and/or autism services.
Survey to understand the indirect impact of the pandemic on the physiotherapy needs of adults with a learning disability and explore how services are managing the changes in people’s physical and functional presentation.
Adults with a learning disability have been significantly impacted by the measures used to control the pandemic. In response, the NEC has developed another survey to better understand the indirect impact of the pandemic on the physiotherapy needs of adults with a learning disability. And to explore the rehabilitation required to restore their pre COVID presentation.
Rehabilitation research, practice & education in the era of COVID-19
Afternoons of Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th November 2020
Online registration now open, ACPPLD member rate is £30.
The programme incorporates plenary sessions with national and international expert speakers, parallel sessions focussed on different speciality areas and the ACPPLD AGM. There should be an opportunity to watch recorded sessions later.
If you would like to present or share work please submit an abstract.
Results of the survey exploring the role of Specialist Learning Disability Physiotherapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Results of a short survey exploring how specialist learning disability physiotherapy services responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by the National Executive Committee
Growing Old with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) National Steering Group
The ACPPLD has representatives on a variety of UK wide steering groups and expert panels. One of these is the Growing Old with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) National Steering Group, which brings experts, practitioners and service user representatives together to help guide work in this area. This group meets approximately 4/5 times a year and have just resumed ‘virtually’ following a break due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.