Understanding Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) in the Community

Live webinar

Thursday 16th July, 12pm-1pm

We are pleased to invite you to join us for our live webinar exploring the topic of positive behaviour support and its role within the community. Our expert speakers will provide real-life examples of how PBS is applied within a community setting and will share new ways of thinking around PBS in practice.

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The webinar will cover:  

  • An introduction to PBS and how it’s used within a community setting
  • Key strategies to help reduce admissions and long-stays in hospitals, to ensure continuity of community care
  • How PBS impacts the sustainability of community care packages
  • Real-life case studies on how PBS is implemented within the community
  • Live Q and A

Who should join?

Anyone involved in the commissioning of care, including:

  • Commissioners
  • Social workers
  • Care coordinators
  • Community nurses
  • Mental health teams


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.

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Ian Mcintosh

Business Development Director, Thornbury Community Services (TCS)

Ian leads the internal teams at TCS who engage and work with key stakeholders to provide complex care solutions in the community. He has worked with TCS for over 3 years in both business development and operational roles. Ian has personally been involved in the commissioning over 150 complex care packages. He is also a member of the Senior Management Team.

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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.

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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.

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