A collective voice transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities through excellence in postural care.
The Posture Positive Collective started as a joint collaboration with NHS England, NHS Improvement, Born at the Right Time and Simple Stuff Works. The Posture Positive 2020 report shares the reality and impact of postural care service provision for people with Learning disabilities amid the Covid-19 pandemic in England. It was written after surveying over 100 people; practitioners, families and people with learning disabilities.
Postural care is defined by Mencap as ‘using the right equipment and positioning techniques to help protect and restore body shape’ (Mencap, 2010). The Covid-19 pandemic placed an exceptional burden on families and practitioners providing postural care for people with learning disabilities. The study set out to understand the impact of Covid-19 restrictions and propose improvements for the future.
With standardisation, collaboration and co-ordination, the Posture Positive Collective will transform postural care provision to improve the lives of people of learning disabilities.
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Mencap (2010) Postural care: protecting and restoring body shape.
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The survey, which asked people with learning disabilities themselves, families, practitioners and commissioners to share their views pulled out some key themes. These were:
- Outcome monitoring
- Reduction in Service Provision
- Structure of Services
- Adaptation to the Crisis
- Negative Health Impacts
The powerful responses we received have driven our desire to bring about significant change in the way Postural Care services are developed, funded and monitored.
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Are you a family member with insight, skills and encouragement which would empower other families?
Are you a practitioner pioneering new practices; either big or small which you can share with others?
Have you implemented a new way of funding, informing or equipping people with learning disabilities who have postural care needs?
Get involved in the Posture Positive Collective. There are many ways you can contribute:
- Join the Facebook page
- Follow Posture Positive on Twitter
- Follow Posture Positive YouTube channel
- Record a Rapid Fire video
- Share training for families or practitioners
- Connect key influencers with the work of Posture Positive
- Sponsor a Posture Positive initiative
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