Our communities of practice bring together professionals, people with lived experience, families and carers, and provide a supportive space to share ideas and experiences. As communities, we think together to develop the latest sector knowledge and discuss how knowledge can be practically translated into practice.
For more details about each community, click on the link to each group.
The BILD PBS Coaches Network
Implementing the principles of Positive Behaviour Support in practice can often be challenging, particularly when it involves changing an entire workplace culture. This community of practice was set up to encourage BILD PBS Coaches who have completed the Coaches Programme to share how they are putting PBS principles into practice, help one another through challenges, share resources and celebrate success.
The Restraint Reduction Network Community of Practice
The Care Quality Commission says that the high level of physical restraint in services is one of their key concerns. The Restraint Reduction Network brings together people with lived experience, family members, organisations and policy leads who are committed to reducing restraint in services providing education, health and social care services to people whose behaviour may be challenging. This group is a vibrant community actively thinking together about how to put the latest sector knowledge and guidance into practice effectively.
The Learning Disability Communities of Practice
It often seems that services providing support to people with learning disabilities work in ‘silos’ and do not often have the opportunity to meet together to share learning, resources and ideas. These communities of practice seek to connect service providers, service users, health and social care professionals, policy leads, academics and others with the intention to innovate practice without reinventing the wheel. We recognise that services differ according to geographical location. BILD currently facilitates two Learning Disability Communities of Practice:
The Greater Manchester Community of Practice
We have collaborated with the Greater Manchester Transforming Care Partnership with a view to see PBS implemented throughout the whole of Greater Manchester. This community of practice brings together service providers, service users, health and social care professionals, policy leads, academics and others involved with PBS to help one another implement PBS in practice and promote a PBS approach throughout Greater Manchester.