Learning disability and autism services

Dance Syndrome Dance by Example training for people with learning disabilities

  • Dance Syndrome will deliver its accredited training course to people with learning disabilities who want to gain a qualification and learn how to teach inclusive dance
  • Dance Syndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability. They have secured funding to run free 'Dance by Example' courses in Lancashire
  • They are looking for organisations who can identify around 8-10 people with learning disabilities who might be interested in taking the course
  • Participants must:
    • Live in Lancashire
    • Be at least 16 years of age and not in full time education as the main aim of the project is to increase the employability of participants
    • Complete the course by the end of May
  • The course takes around 40 hours to complete and will run over two weeks around Easter. Participants will gain a nationally recognised Dance Leadership qualification
  • For more information contact  julie@dancesyndrome.co.uk 07887 931510 or see the document: Dance by example Level 1 (PDF 132 KB)

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Guidance for the management of challenging behaviour

The NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit has produced guidance for the management of Covid-19 with people who have behaviours that challenge. The guidance is aimed at care homes and supported living settings, which cater for people with dementia, mental health issues and services which support people with a learning disability, an acquired brain injury and autism.

Guidance for professionals and families

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