Celebrating Learning Disability Week

The staff and patients at CWPT come together each Learning Disability Awareness Week to share and celebrate their creative masterpieces.

The Book of Inspiration

Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) is proud to launch the ‘Book of Inspiration’. The book has been produced using inspirational quotes and art by people who use the Trust Community Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Services.

The personal and touching stories from the people who helped to create the book share their experiences, achievements, and special know-hows after using the Trust’s community learning disabilities and mental health services. They describe how supportive the service is and how it has helped them to become more independent, confident and deal with everyday anxiety. It also features their creativity showcasing how art and creative writing has been a form of support and therapy.

The Book of Inspiration is available to read now:

CWPT_Book_ of_Inspiration_Final_Double_Pages.pdf [pdf] 10MB

Virtual Art Gallery is a masterpiece for Learning Disability Week

One of the first virtual art galleries in the NHS has been unveiled to celebrate Learning Disability Week in Coventry and Warwickshire. 

Over 50 pieces of artwork were created during art therapy sessions in 2020 have been hung on a virtual wall to showcase the artistic talents of people with learning disabilities who are supported at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. Find  Find out more here.

Makaton

Makaton is a unique language which uses speech with signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate.  It also uses facial expression, eye contact and body language to give as much information as possible.

Take a look at the fantastic Lucinda and Nikki teaching Makaton for "friend" to celebrate Learning Disability Week. Why not watch and see if you can do it too?

Here are some more videos you might find useful:

Interested in joining our Learning Disabilities team?

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust can offer a fulfilling career in the Learning Disabilities Team. We are often looking for new talent to join our organisation.  

If you are starting your career as a health professional in Speech and Language Therapy, you can download the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists ‘  An essential guide to becoming a speech and language therapist [pdf] 8MB ’ which will give you some useful information about speech and language therapy, what speech and language therapists do and how you can become one.