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Professor Gerry Simon set up the British Institute of Learning Disabilities – now known as Bild– in 1971 because he was convinced there could be better support in the community for people with disabilities. We’ve been championing the rights of people with learning disabilities (including people with a learning disability who are also autistic or … Read more

Applications now open for the April 2021 Cohort of Bild’s PBS Qualifications

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the April 2021 cohort on the Positive Behaviour Support Certificate Level 4 and Practice Leadership in Positive Behaviour Support Level 5. These qualifications are completed online through blended learning methods and there are regular small tutorial group sessions to support the learning journey. The … Read more

Human Rights and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Yesterday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To celebrate, The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) held a roundtable event to consider the benefits of direct incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for people with a learning/intellectual disability. At this event, SCLD heard from Sir Robert … Read more

Announcing our new online workshops for Bild Members

We’re delighted to announce a new programme of Bild Member online events, which offer exclusive learning opportunities with national and international experts. There will be a range of topics covered and the first series will focus on positive behaviour support. They will take place each month for six months, starting with the first event on … Read more

New peer education and coaching for families

With funding from Health Education England, Bild will be training and coaching family members, personal assistants and staff from small independent care providers to become Peer Educators. Peer education happens when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. Peer Educators will be able to provide education and coaching for families … Read more

The PBS-Europe Network is hosting their first Online International Conference

The 1st virtual PBS-Europe conference will take place from November 9-13th, 2020, and will include various activities including a virtual school visit, masterclasses and a research symposium. “The theme of the 2020 PBS-Europe conference is captured in the statement: ‘Implementing PBIS in our culturally and linguistically diverse schools’. This theme reflects how the European PBIS … Read more

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

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