The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism aims to provide the social care and health workforce with the right skills and knowledge to provide safe, compassionate, and informed care to autistic people and people with a learning disability.

The government is running a consultation on the code of practice for the training. Use the link below to access the code of practice and the option to respond.

This consultation will run for a period of 12 weeks and is open to anyone with an interest in the draft code.

You can respond:

as an individual
on behalf of someone else
on behalf of an organisation
If you have any queries on this consultation or require an alternative format, email

Essex Carers Network have co-signed a letter with other members of LDE ( asking the government to produce an easy read consultation.

Use the link below to read the letter which has now been signed by 43 organisations.

Learning Disability England has shared an easy read explanation of the response given to the UK government. Use the link below to have a read. If you would like to join us and all of the other organisations who have signed the letter to the minister about the lack of an accessible version of the consultation on the Oliver McGowan mandatory training code of practice- you can here

If you would like to join us along with other members of LDE, use the link below which takes you to a short survey.

Members have been sharing their responses to the consultation and their experiences of being part of the training.

You can read a summary here or alternatively an easy read summary here

Members are very frustrated that there is no easy read for this consultation. It is really important people with learning disabilities voices are heard on this topic.

LDE are working with Bemix to hold a session on the 8th September at 1:30pm for people with learning disabilities and autistic people to share their views.

You can sign up here