Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
< November 2019

Core capabilities for supporting autistic people and people with a learning disability

Capabilities frameworks describe the skills, knowledge and behaviours which people bring to their work and are used to support development and planning of the workforce inform the design and delivery of education and training programmes.

Skills for Health have published two new core capabilities frameworks. The core capabilities frameworks for supporting autistic people and/or people with a learning disability are relevant to those in working in any sector and all staff working across health and social care.

These frameworks will form the basis of the mandatory training relevant to their role, every NHS and social care worker will receive as part of a series of new measures to improve the quality of care for those with learning disabilities and autism across the health and care service.

The Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People and Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability are both available here:


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