NAS to research learning needs of health and social care workforce

The health and social care workforce is being given the chance to have their say on autism training.

As part of the adult autism strategy, the National Autistic Society (NAS), is carrying out research into the learning and development needs of the health and social care workforce, reported.

Commissioned by Skills for Care and Skills for Health, the project will inform a new autism training framework.

Recently, the NAS discovered three quarters of local authorities do not have an autism training strategy in place.

“Autism is a complex condition which affects individuals in very different ways. We know that many health and social care professionals are crying out for more autism support but simply aren’t getting the training they need to provide effective help,” Carol Povey, director of the NAS Centre for Autism said.

“This is their opportunity to inform and shape a new training framework to meet their learning and development needs. The right support at the right time can make an enormous difference.”

The NAS is a UK charity that provides support and information for people with autism including Asperger syndrome and their families.