A team of occupational therapists from the East Hampshire Community Learning Disabilities team have been working on a meaningful engagement project with supportive living centres for those with learning disabilities.
They identified via their referrals that some 60% of referrals were relating to meaningful engagement and, coupled with the restrictions in place during covid, were concerned at the number of people with learning disabilities who were experiencing issues with engaging with society.
So they set out to work with the staff at the supported living centres to upskill them into running meaningful engagement activities which would address the needs of their service users and give them the confidence and skills to run these projects with support from the occupational therapist teams.
Listen to Lou Kee-Pinner our occupational therapist talking to our Quality Improvement Team at Southern Health about the project HERE
For more information please contact [email protected] and we can put you in touch with the OT team in East Hampshire.