Partners announced for the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Learning Disability and Autism training for all health and social care staff Oliver M banner

Mandatory training for all social care and health staff in learning disabilities and autism moved a step closer today with the announcement of the partners who will design, develop, trial and evaluate the training.

The training is named after Oliver McGowan whose sad death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training that offers a greater understanding and will help improve their skills and confidence when delivering care to people with learning disabilities and autistic people. Oliver’s mum Paula McGowan led a campaign for more training.