We’re hiring!

Could you be our new Project Officer / Junior Project Manager? An opportunity has arisen to become a part of a high-profile pilot of 2 exciting projects. The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training (OMMT) and the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) qualifications pilot. You will quickly become a key team player in the delivery of the projects. … Read more

Blog post – Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Trial

Bild’s Learning Disability Advisor and Educator Kate Brackley is writing a series of blog posts for us to share her experiences. She talks to us about the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Trial. The idea of this training came about as Oliver McGowan was a vibrant man who died too soon. Oliver sadly passed away in … Read more

Blog post – Co-production

Bild’s Learning Disability Advisor and Educator Kate Brackley is writing a series of blog posts for us to share her experiences. She talks to us about co-production and what it means. We all want to work together effectively. What the word co-production really means is working together much better, and having the right qualified person … Read more

2019 LeDeR Report Published

The LeDeR programme (learning from deaths review programme) was established to review all deaths of people with learning disabilities, so that we can learn more about why people with learning disabilities are dying 25-30 years earlier than the general population. The latest report (2019) reinforces previous findings and recommendations from previous years, highlighting inequalities for … Read more

Launch of new Helping People Thrive booklet

Helping People Thrive is a new practical guide looking at how to transform the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autistic people who have been detained in hospital or in long term segregation for too long. The Department of Health and Social Care has worked with Baroness Sheila Hollins to bring together stories … Read more

Valuing People Alliance Survey to inform recovery priorities

The Valuing People Alliance (Bild, LDE, & NDTi) are conducting a survey on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance. (Find out more about the Valuing People Alliance here) The survey is for people with a learning disability and/or autistic people and all those that support them (including families, carers and professionals). The survey is … Read more

Coronavirus and loneliness

Kate Brackley works at Bild and has been writing a series of blog posts for us to share her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week she is looking at the issue of loneliness. Everyone suffers with loneliness throughout their lives from time to time, and it does affect most people especially throughout this difficult … Read more