BILD has a Facebook site, visit it here if you 'like' the site, everytime we update it you will be sent the update automatically. The same happens if you choose to 'follow' BILD on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@BILD_tweets
News and updates about reports, consultations and calls for help and action in the field of learning disabilities are regularly updated on our News and What's On pages. You can use the What's On page to enter details of your own events.
We have a section, 'Watch BILD on video', where you can watch interviews with self advocates, family carers and supporters about the things that matter in their lives. We also have a BILD YouTube channel where you can see all our videos >
We have substantially increased the size of the information section of this website, as well as the BILD Factsheets, links and holiday information, we also now have pages on Need help and advice?, and Need facts and figures about learning disabilities?. There is also a new page of useful resources on a range of subjects. If you know something that should be added there, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created an Easy Read section of this website where you can read about BILD and Build for the Future, as well as watch videos of self advocates talking about what matters to them. There is also an index of links to more easy read information available on the web. Again, if you know something that should be added there, let us know at email@example.com
BILD is moving!
BILD is thrilled to be moving to new offices in the Institute of Research and Development on the Birmingham Research Park.
Our new location is a stone’s throw from University station, a ten minute train ride from Birmingham New Street, adjacent to the University of Birmingham’s main campus and next door to the world class Queen Elizabeth Teaching Hospital.
From 23 May our new contact details will be:
Birmingham Research Park
Birmingham B15 2SQ
By telephone: 0121 415 6960
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have added a lot of information about support for older people with learning disabilities, find out more in the Ageing Well section of this website >
There is a new BILD Factsheet about older people with a learning disability available in the BILD Factsheets section of this website >
Positive Behaviour Support
We have updated our PBS Resouces pages, go there to find out more about PBS for Schools and Colleges, our PBS Training and Consultancy, our PBS Publishing and our new BILD PBS Qualification.
Go to our Positive Behaviour Support section for more information >
We have developed a new set of training programmes for Positive behaviour Support.
BILD's 2012-13 One Day Training programme has been published.
More details on the Training in your workplace section of this site.
Conferences and events
A successful future? Planning and managing for transition for young people with Special Educational Needs, a joint event from BILd and nasen, 21 June, Aston University, Birmingham has been announced.
Introduction to Independent Advocacy, 26 September, Birmingham has been announced.
BILD CPD-certified training days
BILD runs a programme of CPD-certified training days on a range of issues across the country. The events are grouped into three areas: good support, positive behaviour support and understanding autism. Use the BILD events calendar to search among the coming events, or go to the training days information page to see individual events and their dates, venues and learning outcomes.
We set up a CPD Certification service allowing people attending our events to gain CPD points towards their Continuous Professional Development requirements.
Go to our Events page for more information on these developments.
A new BILD PBS Qualification has been announced.
Information and frequently asked questions about new Independent Advocacy qualifications now available from BILD has been posted.
Updated information has been published on the new health and social care qualifications and full details of the range of ways BILD can support individuals and organisations to take and pass the qualifications are available.
We have also published study skills guidance.
Go to our Qualifications page for more information on these developments.
The BILD good support induction set offers nine key books from our good support series most useful to ensuring that new workers are supported to give the right kind of support.
Framework for reducing restrictive practices by Sharon Paley-Wakefield, and Partnership working with family carers of people with a learning disability and people with autism by Alison Cowen and Jamie Hanson have been published.
BILD's publications catalogue is available to download or be sent to you by post.
Go to our Books page for more information on these developments.
The spring editions of International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, The SLD Experience and Good Autism Practice are out soon.
BILD's Journals are available online as well as in print, online subscribers can now access back issues online as well. From 2013 onwards, al subscribers will be able to access back copies online.
Susbcription flyers for BILD journals are available for you to download:
Go to our Journals page for more information on these developments.
We have begun a weekly update service by email for members covering events in the field of learning disabilities.
Most categories of BILD membership are now able to be paid for by monthly instalments .
Our low cost membership for students offers great value for those looking to benefit from BILD's information and networking opportunities and receive a free subscription to the British Journal of Learning Disabilities, all for only £22 a year.
Most categories of BILD membership receive eCAS, the digital version of BILD's monthly Current Awareness Service giving information about what is new in the field of learning disabilities, and CASonline, the online database of journal and research article references, free as part of their membership.
Our 2013 Member's pack, including our 100 page Directory of Useful Addresses is available to download from the member's area of this website. Members will need their username and password to reach this page.
Go to our Join BILD page for more information.
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