Learning Disabilities


The Learning and Disability Workstream is led by Mark Warren, DASS at Oldham to develop new ways of working to ensure high quality care and support; strengthen links with organisations to pursue joint objective, in particular NHS partners and the delivery of Transforming Care; harness collective resources to deliver shared priorities; developing opportunities to co-produced change with people and their families and cares; and act as a conduit to the national Learning Disability Board.

Autism Seminars for Families

Understanding autism is one of the Autism Seminars for Families which provides information and advice to parents and carers of children who have an autism diagnosis. The seminar is particularly suited to parents and carers of children with a recent diagnosis but as some families have had little or no access to post diagnosis information it can be useful for them too.

The seminar will help families:

  • to get a better understanding of how autism affects your child
  • to gain information to help you and your child live with autism
  • to find out about sources of additional support.

Thursday 15th February, 10am until 12.30pm, St Chad C of E Church, Longworth Street, Tonge Fold, Bolton, BL2 6AR  Understanding autism – Bolton

Thursday 1st March 10am until 12.30pm, My Life Legacy, Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP Understanding autism – Wigan (Standish)

Friday 2nd March 10am until 12.30pm Neston Grove, Adswood, Stockport, SK3 8PH Understanding autism- Stockport

Tuesday 6th March 10am until 12.30pm, The Grange School, Matthews Lane, Gorton, Manchester, M12 4GR (Sat Nav use M19 3ES) Understanding autism – Manchester

Friday 9th March 10am until 12.30pm, NWTDT/Pathways Associates CIC, Suite 2, Waterside, Saint James Court West, Accrington BB5 1NA  Understanding autism – Lancashire

Thursday 15th March 10am until 12.30pm, The Gateway, 85-101 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1SR  Understanding autism – Warrington

Monday 19th March 2018 10am until 12.30pm, The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR  Understanding autism – Liverpool

Families can book two places on the seminar. Each family will be given one seminar booklet containing all the material covered during the session. This seminar will be delivered by a facilitator from The National Autistic Society and supported by NAS volunteers.

To book a place please complete and return the seminar application form.  Application Form 11 Jan 18

Application forms should be returned to David Scowcroft, please also direct any questions, queries and requests for the application form to – familyseminars@nas.org.uk

Taking a Closer Look at Shared Lives
Tuesday 26th September, 10.30 – 3.00, People First, Broughton Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 8RF
NWTDT/ Pathways are working with Shared Lives to host a FREE one day workshop to find out more and to help inform how you see this developing across GM.  For further information and to book your place please click here  26 – 9 Shared Lives GM flyer final

We’re Hiring!

We don’t stand still here at North West Employers. We’re looking for a dynamic Head of Service Delivery to join our new Management Team and be part of something exciting.

10 Keys To Happier Living: Connecting With People

In todays hectic and fast paced world filled with distractions, it can sometimes be hard to make the right amount of time for yourself and others around you. All too often you will board a train or bus and see a sea of people all staring down, absorbing themselves into a digital world, whilst seemingly forgetting that there is a whole world going on around them full of knowledgeable and interesting people that have the ability to change moods, educate you and make you smile.

New Consent Model for Data Sharing Workshop

The Caldicott Review into Health and Social Care will propose a new consent/opt-out model for data sharing. This event will enable people to make an informed decision about how their personal confidential data will be used to inform health and social care provision. This could have a major impact on improving integration of services. The session is going to be practical, with hands-on testing of the models and exploring the conversation prompts that would be used with the public.

Connected Working for Better Results

North West Employers have always had a long standing relationship with the Leadership Academy and this is just one more collaborative working project to extend the reach of the Interchange programme to the North West region and beyond.

Ministerial Praise for ‘Northern Power Woman’ Donna Hall

The chief executive of Wigan Council has been commended by a government minister as among the country’s “greatest talents”. Donna Hall was praised by the Government’s Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton after she won the Transformational Leader award in the first ever Northern Power Women Awards last month.

Social Prescribing at a Glance

The document has been designed to promote consideration of the necessary issues to better understand and harness social prescribing assets. HEE hope it will help increase awareness of the type of social prescribing activity being delivered across a range of sectors, and will help encourage more collaborative action in order to promote individual and community wellbeing.

The North West Randomised Coffee Trial

we are going to be facilitating a randomised coffee trial across the North West to help to connect leaders across sectors and professions. We hope that by doing this people will make lasting connections that will help to spread improvement and innovation.

The GM Commissioning Academy

2 FREE events as part of the GM Commissioning Academy series of events helping to bring ideas and good practice together across the North West.

The Edge – Free Events in Health & Care

The Edge is brought to you by the Horizons Group of NHS England. The Horizons Group is a small team that uses radical thinking to explore change and transformation in health and care. It aims to support colleagues in health and care to think differently about how effective change practice can lead to better outcomes for patients.

Celebrating Achievement Across The North West

Last night (16.03.16) saw the annual Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards take place at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London. The LGC are responsible for running the first national awards to be launched for local government, recognising those excelling and making real change in their area.