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The Greater Manchester Positive Behaviour Support Community of Practice 

Open Day information session

8 September 2017

BILD are delighted to be supporting the Greater Manchester PBS strategy and to be working in partnership with Greater Manchester TCP. 

A number of funded places are available on the highly regarded CAPBS Positive Behavior Support Coaches Programme and the CAPBS Active Support Coaches Programme.

Positive Behaviour support Coaches Programme (four days)

  • 5-7 February and 6 August 2018  
  • 13-15 February and 13 August 2018
  • 26-28 February and 3 September 2018 
  • 12-14 March and 12 September 2018


Active Support Coaches Programme (three days)

  • 20-22 March 2018             
  • 26-28 March 2018 


If you wish to apply for a place on either of these programmes you MUST be working in a commissioned health or social care service in the Greater Manchester  area .

Please return the application form to: David.Williams@srft.nhs.uk by 5pm on the 31 October 2017 

Successful applicants will be notified by mid November.

Please ensure you meet all the criteria and have filled the appropriate part of the  form in correctly and a senior manager has completed their part as well.

Please indicate which programme you are applying for. 

Download the application form >

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Developing the Positive Behaviour Support Strategy for Greater Manchester 

20 April 2017  

This event was for commissioners, members of community teams and providers who wanted to gain an understanding of the new Greater Manchester Positive Behaviour Support strategy. 

The meeting gave an opportunity to input into the implementation strategy and learn about how to support the new PBS Coaches training programmes and the development of a GM PBS community of practice.  

Dave Williams of GMPBS
GMPBS delegates 1
GMPBS delegates 2

Above, Dave Williams of the Transforming Care - GM Fast Track Learning Disability Workforce Work Stream setting out the Greater Manchester PBS Strategy proposal at the launch event. Delegates then broke into groups to discuss the strategy and any amendments they would like to see for it, and how best to develop the strategy for implementation.

The launch event programme was:

  • Dave Williams, Workforce Development Lead, GM Transforming Care - Setting the scene:  the Greater Manchester bid – Outline of GM PBS definition / strategy    
  • Consultation and Feedback What needs to be in place to implement the strategy?   
  • Sarah Leitch and Laura Higgins, CAPBS at BILD - The importance of practice leaders, Information about the CAPBS Coaches Programmes, and the development of a Community of Practice  
  • Consultation and Feedback The role of coaches and the community of practice  
  • Questions and next steps 


Download the event programme >

Find out more

If you would like to know more about the Greater Manchester Positive Behaviour Support Community of Practice, please contact Laura Higgins, l.higgins@bild.org.uk 

Join the community

To join the community, please fill in this online registration form >