Welcome to the first edition of STOMP news, the e-bulletin for social care providers committed to STopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both. In this issue find out more about:
Making your STOMP commitment real.
Using the ‘we support STOMP’ logo
Resources to assist you in implementing the STOMP pledge.
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STOMP pledge and guidance
Not signed up yet? The STOMP pledge and guidancecontain all the information you need to help you get started in turning your commitment to tackling over-medication into a plan which will make a real difference to the people you support. Sign up to STOMP here. Please remember to send your completed action plan to firstname.lastname@example.org
The STOMP campaign marked its first anniversary in July this year. You can access a slide deck summarising progress across the health and social care sector.
Mixit: STOMP it out
Mixit performs issue-driven drama that reminds us that people with learning disabilities are people first and that we all have the same rights, hopes and dreams. You can preview their STOMP production here.
This new publication is for support staff who are supporting someone with a learning disability to prepare for and attend an appointment with a GP or psychiatrist to talk about psychotropic medication. It has been written collaboratively with social care providers and people with a learning disability. Preparing to visit a doctor includes guidance for staff and an easy-read form to complete alongside the person with a learning disability to help them prepare for the appointment and remember the outcomes.
Care Management Group has recently published a good practice guide on stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both. The guide includes a range of perspectives and case studies and ‘key message’ summaries.
A a positive behaviour support (PBS) approach can improve people’s quality of life and offers an ethical alternative to over-medication and other restrictive practices. This short film describes the principles of PBS.
Good practice to share?
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