Learning Disability Nursing Award finalist: Stephen Lawson

Learning Disability Nursing Award finalist: Stephen Lawson

Managing director, United Kingdom Supported Living Services

Stephen developed and implemented a digital platform enabling practitioners to remotely analyse trends in behaviour and ensure clients are responded to appropriately. Staff log in at the beginning of their shift and all data is recorded. The information produced is used to improve care. Behaviour trends are picked up and support given to staff in real time to help them prevent challenging behaviour. If an incident is logged, the risk assessment can be changed immediately. The platform can filter out inappropriate staff and identify the best staff for patients. It has saved £250,000, which has been reinvested in training and staff salaries.

Picture credit: Chris Balcombe

The Learning Disability Nursing Award is supported by Learning Disability Practice and sponsored by Cambian.



Cambian is one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services in learning disabilities, autism, mental health rehabilitation, education, acquired brain injury rehabilitation, impaired hearing and, more recently, children’s residential care, fostering and specialised services for children experiencing sexual trauma. Our passion focuses on positive outcomes for the individuals we provide support and services to. Our nurses are critical in their delivery of care and support to ensure these outcomes can be achieved resulting in the highest possible quality of life.