Positive Practice webinars

Despite having to postpone our Greater London Learning Disability Community of Practice event on Monday 30 March, we hosted 2 webinars this week to get the community together and share examples of best practice.

On Monday 30 March, we were joined by Yvonne Newbold and Nick Wright who spoke about different ways in which they are helping people amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Yvonne is a writer, speaker and trainer who is also the mother to three children, including Toby who is multiply disabled with profound learning disabilities. She is passionate about doing whatever it takes to make things better for children and adults who have a learning disability or autism, as well as for their families. In this webinar, Yvonne shared about the challenges she and her family are currently facing due to COVID-19, and explored creative ways to enable adults with a learning disability to keep in touch with the people who are important to them in this period of social distancing.

Yvonne shared this document with a list of resources she has produced, and has also shared her presentation slides.

Nick Wright joined Beyond Words as a Non-Executive Director in 2017 and became Chief Executive in March 2018. Books Beyond Words are books with only pictures and no words. By telling the whole story in pictures, each Books Beyond Words narrative gives people the chance to work together and explore different types of situations. Very topically, Beyond Words have produced a resource to help people understand what the Coronavirus is, how it impacts them, and how people might cope with it. In this webinar, Nick spoke about this new free resource.

You can view the webinar below

On Tuesday 31 March, Paul Richards from Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies joined us to speak about the creative ways to keep the community connected through music and digital technology during this time of social distancing. Paul spoke to us about what they are doing and how you can get involved.

You can view the webinar below

Join the Greater London Community of Practice Facebook group to engage with the wider community.

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