Learning Disability Today
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Vibrance use service users to turn training on its head

A charity’s scheme that sees service users help to train the staff who provide their care and support has now seen 9 ‘internal trainers’ qualify. Ilford-based social care charity Vibrance’s service user trainers help to deliver training sessions to its workforce who support 850 adults throughout London and the southeast with learning disabilities and mental health issues. The internal trainer scheme, which started in 2011, encourages service users to join the charity’s staff training team as co-trainers. The service users become qualified trainers in their own right and participate in the development of learning programmes that range from support planning,








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