Discover more about Positive Behaviour Support on Monday 23rd April

Many parents experience behaviours that challenge from their children, but for parents of a child with a learning disability this can be much more complex - particularly as a child grows older. The Social Care Exchange is hosting an informal community event on Monday 23rd April, for anyone impacted by someone with learning disabilities or special education needs.

During the event there will be an opportunity to network with others and talk to a number of learning disability specialists, including Dawn Maplethorpe. Dawn is the Clinical Lead at Home From Home Care and a Learning Disability Nurse and has worked across a number of settings including: low secure units, local FE College and with the Local Authority. This experience has made her a passionate advocate for individuals with learning disabilities.

In her current role, Dawn provides clinical input to the Positive Behaviour Support team working across Home From Home Care, a specialist provider of residential care to adults with learning disabilities. Dawn uses her many years of experience and training to advise her team and create new ways of working to ensure individuals are meaningfully involved in all areas of their lives and to increase involvement in the local community.

Positive Behaviour Support is a name given to a method of working that puts the individual at the centre, aiming to understand the communication needed behind a behaviour. By supporting an individual’s ability to communicate their needs and understand the root of a behaviour, those providing support can increase an individual’s independence.

Find out more about local support during this informal event, running from 6pm-7pm at the Social Care Exchange. Open to anyone impacted by someone with learning disabilities - come along for a coffee and a chat.