Archive for August, 2011

Kwango Better Health, Better Lives E-Learning

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Kwango is pleased to announce the launch of its Better Health, Better Lives E-Learning course, which is the latest addition to its other popular Children’s Services, Adult Services and Health Care E-Learning Courses.
Good health is important to everyone and people with learning disabilities can often have difficulty accessing healthcare and be more likely to experience ill health than the general population. In line with the Government’s Valuing People Now strategy which makes ‘Better Health’ for people with learning disabilities one of its top priorities, Kwango’s Better Health, Better Lives E-Learning course is designed to promote the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities.

Better Health, Better Lives e-learning is an awareness level programme designed to help frontline Health and Social Care staff and the private, voluntary and independent sectors in a number of ways. These include providing a basic understanding of what a learning disability is; common health issues experienced by people with learning disabilities; access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities; supporting their health needs in the community; promoting healthy lifestyles and community issues.

Commissioner of our ‘Better Health, Better Lives’ E-Learning course Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer Learning Disabilities, Kingston University/St George’s University of London comments:

‘I think this is an excellent tool and should as a package enhance the care people with learning disability experience. I recommend its use within all health and social care as well as educational settings to enhance awareness of the particular issues people with a learning disability and their families face when coming into contact with services. This programme provides guidance on how to get things right when supporting people with a learning disability. Hopefully through using this programmes the care and support people with a learning disability receive in the UK will improve greatly.’

Our high quality course contains photo-animated interviews with those with learning disabilities and quizzes to further engage learners. As with all our courses, it can be customised for each individual organisation and allows electronic tracking of user and usage. It can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which gives learners both the advantage and flexibility of completing the course at their own pace and to suit their work schedule.