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A 2020 Care Quality Commission (CQC) report highlighted the urgency for national system change, calling for improved community-based capacity and capability across education, health and care for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

In our roundtable, our expert speakers discuss why a community over hospital-based approach is vital for individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism. We will also discuss the opportunities for change needed for the NHS to achieve their extended transforming care target of 35% - 50% reduction in inpatients with learning disabilities and/or autism by 2023/24. The roundtable therefore provides you with:

  • Key strategies to help reduce admissions and long-stays in hospitals, including implementing therapeutic (positive) risk-taking and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) within a community setting.
  • Real-life case studies of how a community setting positively impacts the lives of individuals with a learning disability and/or autism.



Steve Wilson
Positive Behavioural Support Facilitator, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Steve is a qualified Learning Disability Nurse who in 2010, gained a first-class BSc Honours degree in Behaviour Analysis and Intervention. He is a strong advocate of the PBS framework and strives to support the system to make the necessary adjustments to improve the quality of life of an individual. Steve works to the standards as set out by the PBS Academy and the PBS competency framework.

Clare Metcalfe
Head of Learning Disability and/or Autism and Head of Mental Health, TCS

Clare has dedicated the last 24 years gaining rich experience and increasing her knowledge and skills within forensic, inpatient, community and autism diagnostic services. In her role at TCS, Clare manages a team of Clinicians that work alongside the people we support, their families and the staff teams; to ensure that evidence-based practice is at the forefront of what we do. Amongst her qualifications, Clare has a Postgraduate Master’s Certificate in Positive Behavioural Support and Master’s Degree in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Helen Church 
Regional Business Manager - Learning Disability and/or Autism and Mental Health, TCS

In her role at TCS, Helen oversees the implementation of transitional plans and timelines to ensure that each person we support is able to feel safe and secure. Helen has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has worked within the organisation for over 5 years.

Milo Bray
Regional Business Manager - Complex Care, Learning Disability and/or Autism and Mental Health, TCS

Milo has over 17 years of experience in various healthcare settings. In his role at TCS, Milo guides and supports stakeholders and families to a successful transition into the community, through his excellent service knowledge and hands-on approach.