@KSSLDCoP blog is moving! Have you completed ur evaluation from the launch of #LDCoP16 yet?

Good Afternoon all

Following the successful launch of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice, we have been supported to setup a dedicated weblog at a new web address.

What will this mean for you if you are already a follower of the original blog:

  1. You will still be a follower of www.kentlivewell.wordpress.com but you will no longer receive updates from this site. The site will be left running as there are a number of useful items we cannot export to the new site, but it wil not be updated.
  2. If you wish to follow the new web site go to: www.ldcop.org.uk the page that opens should look similar to the below:Picture1
  3. If you scroll down the page you will see a “SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG VIA EMAIL” section on the right side which will look like:sub
  4. Type in your email address and Right click on the “SUBSCRIBE” button, an invite will be sent to your email address to the follow the new blog.


Did you join us for the launch of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex LD CoP in June 2016?

Have you completed your evaluation yet? If no click on the green button below or go to http://goo.gl/forms/owyxjNLc18uI8ni83 to complete yours now:vfLae

The closing date for the evaluations will be the 29th of July 2016 and the prise draw will take place soon after. Details of the prose draw can be found at: http://ldcop.org.uk/kssldcop-officially-%F0%9F%9A%80-at-ldcop16-last-week-the-evaluation-is-out-now-along-with-a-chance-to-win-a-prize-from-uk_beyondwords

Best regards

George Matuska on behalf of

Kent Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice
Website :- http://ldcop.org.uk/
Twitter :- @KSSLDCoP
email :- info@ldcop.org.uk

@KSSLDCoP officially 🚀 at #LDCoP16 last week; the evaluation is OUT NOW along with a chance to win a prize from @uk_beyondwords

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The KSS LD CoP would like to thank all involved both participants and delegate in supporting the launch of the @KSSDLCoP last week at #LDCoP16.

Lots of work has continued to go on over the last few days to get the learning from the event shared with you as soon as possible examples of these are:

  • the development of a new website,
  • collecting and producing a @Storify record of all your tweets from the day, sharing all the amazing photos taken during the day
  • and editing/ publishing all the amazing presentations in PDF form and via @YouTube.

While most of these are a few day/ weeks away from sharing the evaluation of the day is not you can now complete you evaluation of the day either at http://goo.gl/forms/owyxjNLc18uI8ni83 or go to the conference page on this web site which can be found at: https://kentlivewell.wordpress.com/conferences/the-launch-of-the-kent-surrey-sussex-learning-disability-community-of-practice/

Remember all participants who complete an evaluation and provide there contact details will be entered into the draw for a free subscription to the Beyond Words Story App. The Story App is a fast and simple way to access pictures that will help enable people to explore and understand the world. For over 25 years Beyond Words have been creating books with and for people with learning disabilities, and for the first time, the new App now gives you access 1800+ pictures and 400 scenarios (short stories) at your fingertips. This six month subscription also includes access to the Book Shelf of all the Beyond Word books. http://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/story-app


We all look forward to seeing you feedback soon

Best regards

George Matuska on behalf of

Kent Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

Website :- https://kentlivewell.wordpress.com/

Twitter :- @KSSLDCoP

email :- learningdisabilitycop@gmail.com

The Launch Schedule is OUT NOW for the KSS #LDCoP16

Details include; times of presentation, speaker’s details, Charis Centre access map (front and rear entrances) and detail of how to use social media throughout the day.

To download your copy click on the below image

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There are still a few spaces left and if you know of anyone that would like to attend but have yet to book your tickets you can still do so at:


or click on the ticket below:


We look forward to seeing you all really soon

Have a great day

George Matuska on behalf of

Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice
Website :- https://kentlivewell.wordpress.com/
Twitter :- @kandmldcop
email :- learningdisabilitycop@gmail.com

Abstract submission date extended to the 20/05/16 #LDCoP16


The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice is pleased to announce its launch to take place at an inclusive Conference.

The theme for the day will be:

Transition and Innovation on Learning Disability Practice

When: Wednesday the 15th of June 2016

Where:  The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7EL

What time: 9am until 5pm

The Community of Practice is looking for local people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to present local good practice around the theme of Transition and Innovation, and to share their work at the Conference. If you are interested in this either download the below form and return it to learningdisabilitycop@gmail.com before the 13th of May 2016 20th of May 2016 or click on the following link to submit you interest online http://goo.gl/forms/SrESlJtZzd.


Click on picture to download submission form

To register for a free place, please go to https://learningdisabilitycop.eventbrite.co.uk or click on the ticket below:


As always the community of practice will be looking to innovative ways of sharing the learning from the day. A twitter hashtag is already set up #ldcop16 so all those who want to join the conversation can.

Have you seen our 1st Guest Reflective Blog

Get Staff in the Door!

There is the risk of 40% of qualified staff retiring within the next 10 years. The predicted rise of the general population by 4% including the number of people with Intellectual Disabilities

How can you succeed in delivering high quality care and face these challenges head on?  Would you like to know more?   Click here to read Heike Guilford’s blog and suggestions.

If you have story or peace of work you want to share here is how :

  • or may be you want to share at the launch of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of practice (click here for details).

All stories are welcome

Marketplace opportunity at the launch of #LDCoP16

We are pleased to say this year we have a venue big enough to hold a market place area, which could comfortably host 12 stalls, which we would like to offer for free to you and your services.

If you want to find out more details go to:


Call for Nominations : EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Award 2016 Launch

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation NHS Trust (EKHUFT) are pleased to announce the third annual EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Learning Disability Practice Award for an EKHUFT staff member or team that have gone that extra mile to deliver care that is person centred.

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Sally Smith – Chief Nurse and Jean – Barbara’s sister are enthusiastic to hear of about care for people with learning disabilities that is adjusted to the persons needs.

Previous winners have developed and used communication tools,IMG_0269

while last years award went to Kings D at William Harvey for the person centred culture and case study examples offered.


This year EKHUFT will give extra consideration to anyone from outside of the organisation that wishes to acknowledge the care and support provided.

To find the nomination form and other work that EKHUFT does with people with learning disabilities, please click here.