Improving food and health for adults with learning disabilities – learning from policy and practice in the community

The meeting will build on the roundtable discussion we had last December (notes from the meeting are available here) and will provide an opportunity to learn from research, policy and practical work and to discuss issues on implementing good practice with speakers and your colleagues.

This is a small meeting (up to 30 people)

Speakers on research and policy include:

  • Craig Melville, Senior Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Psychiatry and Postgraduate Convenor, Institute of Health and Wellbeing will discuss obesity and access to weight management services
  • Brian Smith, Workforce Development and Planning Adviser, Scottish Social Services Council will discuss training for learning disability staff

Speakers on practice across communities and services include:

  • Caroline Hamilton, Health Improvement Specialist Learning Disabilities, Joint Health Improvement Team (Public Health Borders) will discuss the legacy of the ‘A Healthier Me’ programme in the Borders
  • Sarah McCashey, Healthy Eating Healthy Living Co-ordinator PUSH will discuss the progress of promoting the Healthy Eating, Healthy Living resource in Perth and Kinross.

Who else is attending?

Scottish Government. REHIS, Care Inspectorate and voluntary and community sector organisations.

If you would like to attend, please complete the booking form and return this to kim.newstead@nhs.net  by Thursday 24th March.

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