Gerard Wainwright

Why meaningful connections with non-verbal people can bring such joy

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities and healthcare staff can benefit

How a non-verbal service user taught me to communicate

Learning disability nurse Gerard Wainwright on gleaning interpersonal skills from his client

Excellence in end of life care

Staff at a nursing home used information from the Gold Standards Framework to develop appropriate care for a 62-year-old woman with Down syndrome who developed dementia. They were able to ensure that there was a comfortable environment for the resident and her family to be together during the last weeks of her life.