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Learning Disability Awareness Training

14th May 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Learning Disability Awareness – (an informal and interactive session)

People with a learning disability face many barriers to receiving the right care and support they need. The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme, commissioned by the Government, highlighted the persistence of preventable health inequalities and that people with a learning disability die, on average, 15-20 years sooner than people without a learning disability. The LeDeR programme recommended the need for:

• Healthcare coordination for people with complex or multiple health conditions
• Assurance that effective reasonable adjustments are being provided for people with a learning disability and their families
• Mandatory learning disability awareness training for all staff supporting people with a learning disability

This training will provide an introduction to working with people with a learning disability. It will cover the key aspects identified in the proposed mandatory training named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training.

It will also meet the requirements identified in the Core Capabilities Framework for
Supporting People with a Learning Disability which outlines the capabilities that a whole workforce, across both health and social care, need to have to successfully enable people with a learning disability to reach their fullest potential and live meaningful lives.

For more information about Oliver’s story and information about the framework, see:

This training will be delivered in spoken English, BSL/English interpreters can be provided upon request.
Please contact ASLI North West for this and any other queries.


14th May 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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ASLI North West
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Manchester YHA
Potato Wharf, Castlefield
Manchester, M3 4NB
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