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Capabilities Statement for adults with learning disability - Implementation resources

Toolkits for social workers, organisations, people with lived experience and educators

These implementation resources support social workers, organisations, people with lived experience and higher education institutions to implement the Capabilities Statement and continuous professional development (CPD) pathway for social work with adults with learning disability.

The resources have been developed with the support of a cross-sector Advisory Group, including people with lived experience, social workers and educators.

The resources include:

  • a practice toolkit for social workers: including a video featuring Jill, Jackie and Brendan from Synergy part of Camden Disability Action, plus easy read material
  • a toolkit for adults with learning disabilities: including resources that explain the role of the social worker, a feedback resource as part of the Hair Tool, plus easy read material. Resources for critical friends: a video and visual Hair Tool designed by people with lived experience, questions for adults with learning disabilities and social workers to gather feedback and evaluate the impact of practice
  • a self-evaluation tool for organisations
  • a post-graduate curriculum outline for higher education institutions, including how to develop a modular, blended learning approach