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BILD - All About People
Monday 20 January 2020
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Our vision is a society where everyone can enjoy the same rights and opportunities

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Professor Gerry Simon set up BILD in 1971 because he was convinced there could be better support in the community for people with disabilities. We have been championing the human rights of people with disabilities ever since. 

We work to develop the skills and culture necessary to understand people’s needs and improve their quality of life. Our approach applies a rigorous evidence base, broad expertise and long-standing experience to find and enable both short and long-term solutions that bring about lasting change.

What we do:

We help those supporting people with complex needs – including our members, universities, government departments, local authorities, NHS trusts, service providers and mainstream organisations - to champion rights, ensure excellent support and continually improve practice. We offer:

  • Workforce development, accreditation and training 
  • Organisational development and consultancy 
  • Grant-funded projects to support government        initiatives 
  • Communities of Practice, guidance publications and conferences

Our values:

Our values guide us in everything we do. They are the foundation for the relationships we build with our staff, our communities, and our partners.

We champion rights

Championing human rights is at the heart of all of our work. We enable, support and empower people to live the life they choose.

We build positive impact together

We measure our success by the positive impact we have on people’s lives. By sharing skills and knowledge, tackling difficult issues and building effective and trusting relationships.

We find and enable solutions

We work to understand people’s needs and priorities to get the best outcomes for them. We work across systems to bring about lasting change.

We balance evidence, expertise and experience

Our approach is underpinned by a rigorous evidence base and expertise. We use our long-standing experience to translate policy into practice.

PBS Animation - Behaviour happens for a reason

Pictured above: Our Introduction to PBS animation has been watched over 60,000 times on YouTube.

Our Services

Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support >>

Certification - reducing the need for physical restraint >> 

BILD consultancy >>

Find out more about our free to download PBS resources >>

BILD Membership >>


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