The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice (KSS LD CoP) was developed from Kent and Medway Learning Disability Community of Practice. Pictured above is the launch conference in June 2016..
The CoP is a group set up by local people who care about people with learning disabilities experiencing good health and wellbeing, and good health services.
The origins of this venture were spearheaded by Canterbury Christchurch University, East Kent Hospitals Universities NHS Foundation Trust and the English Centre for Practice Development with support from local statutory and third sector organisations. This group has now grown to include many others that now play a crucial role in the sustainable development of the KSSLDCoP as it moves forward.
During 2016 the community of practice became a fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) .
In March 2017 BILD was commissioned by Health Education England to support the community's development and sustainability for the longer term.
The Community of Practice works toward the eradication of health inequalities by supporting carers, care workers and all professionals to:
- be person centred
- provide the best quality care and support
- improve equality and access
In June 2013 an event including 60 local people identified what the Community of Practice was for. There are two versions of the Community of Practice Purpose, click on the pictures below for your preferred version.
The purpose has been reviewed and new volunteers have joined the Community of Practice Steering group.