Workforce Insights

Wiltshire Council

Workforce Insights Podcast

Podcast: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism post-pandemic

Social workers from Wiltshire Council discuss how things have changed for the adults they support since the Covid-19 pandemic

In the latest episode of the Workforce Insights podcast, we speak to Dan Wilkins and Juliana Ameh about their work at Wiltshire Council in adult social care.

Dan is the head of transformation and quality assurance for adults and has over 20 years’ experience working with adults with learning disabilities and autism. Juliana is a social worker in the learning disability and autism team. Prior to qualifying as a social worker, she was a support worker for people with learning disabilities.

They talk about how things have changed for them and the adults they support since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020. They talk about differences in services offered, how there is more demand for services and the increase in awareness around neurodivergence.

How can practitioners support adults with autism better? And how can local authorities support neurodivergent staff?

In the podcast, Dan recommends the book Made Possible by Saba Salman.

You can read about how Wiltshire Council is embedding co-production with disabled people in social care here.

Listen to “Supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism post-pandemic” on Spreaker.

You can listen to the podcast using the player above, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Spreaker or wherever you normally listen to podcasts.

Here is the transcript of supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism post-pandemic.

Did you know podcasts can count towards your CPD?

Learn more about Wiltshire Council and see what opportunities are available.

More podcasts from Wiltshire Council:

Podcast: working with parents – breaking down barriers to engagement

Podcast: child-focused case recording – what social workers should know