Many people know BILD best through its courses and events, or that is their introduction. Some courses from the 80s deserve a special mention for the way they supported and led changes that were happening.
The course for community learning disability nurses was highly regarded and sought after as it was the first of its sort before statutory courses were in place.
At the time community learning disability nurses were few and far between and the courses from BILD were a strong and positive way to learn and develop as the role evolved and the numbers increased.
Equally the multidisciplinary courses brought professionals together that were traditionally very separate and focussed on how they could and should work together.