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Nurses' Day 2021 - reflections on the last twelve months from a Learning Disability nurse

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Learning disability, News, Nursing on 12th May, 2021

Nurses' Day 2021 - reflections on the last twelve months from a Learning Disability nurse

This Nurses' Day, nurses around the world are sharing their nursing stories and experiences, helping to raise the profile of the incredible work they do every day. Katy, Lead Nurse, Learning Disability Services, shares her reflections on the last twelve months and how her nursing colleagues have worked hard to adapt the...

Autism Awareness Week 2021

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 30th March, 2021

Autism Awareness Week 2021

This week is Autism Awareness week. As part of this, the Learning Disability Service have shared a quiz on people’s awareness of autism on their closed Facebook group. Autistica (the UK’s national autism research charity) talks about learning disability and autism: Learning disability is a lifelong disorder diagnosed in childhood. Around...

Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability – specific training for family carers

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 18th February, 2021

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. Attending the workshop will help you to be able to identify when the person you care for is becoming more unwell (deteriorating health) and how to tell a health...

It’s International Day of People with Disabilities

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 3rd December, 2020

The third of December marks the International Day of People with Disabilities, with the 2020 theme being ‘not all disabilities are visible’. This annual awareness day reminds us to celebrate the amazing skills and talents individuals with disabilities have, and reminds us of the varying support needs people with disabilities...

Year of the Nurse, Lynsey's story

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News, Nursing, Recovery and wellbeing on 11th August, 2020

Year of the Nurse, Lynsey's story

Last week we congratulated Lynsey, Lisa and Robyn on successfully graduating and becoming the first cohort of Learning Disability Nurses whose studies have been funded by our organisation. This week, Lynsey talks us through her journey to becoming a nurse, including the worries and disappointments of studying during the pandemic. Her...

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