At Generate, we love creating strong working relationships with health professionals to improve the health and lives of people with a learning disability. Just some of the organisations we have worked with in the past few years include NHS England, MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England, St. George’s Hospital, and Wandsworth CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group).
The most powerful aspect – and a key element of our consultancy work – is co-delivery by people with a learning disability.
We’re working with Battersea Healthcare to help primary care services in Wandsworth to engage more people with learning disabilities. We will be producing accessible information, delivering training to healthcare professionals, and investigating the barriers people face in attending appointments.
At Generate we create training bespoke to your needs. We love working closely with you to talk through your thinking, see how we can help you, and create powerful training that touches people and stays with them.
Each time we run training, the feedback highlights how powerful it is to have someone with a learning disability there to share their story or experience. It brings our training alive and makes it real.
We have delivered:
• annual health check training to GP surgery staff
• learning disability awareness training to dentists
• training on how to support pregnant or new mums with a learning disability to midwives.
We have also helped to develop training with MHFA England so that their training on mental health is now suitable for people with a learning disability.
“Many of the midwives had little or no prior knowledge of how best to help and approach people with learning disabilities, but Michelle’s teaching gave them an excellent insight into how to improve their practice. As a result, that client group has been getting better care.”
To find out more about our health services please contact Kate Tokley, Inclusion and Engagement Manager.