assessment and treatment units
Assessment and treatment units are designed to be short-term secure placements for people with learning disabilities to receive treatment before moving back into the community. However, they are controversial and people can live in them for years.
Asperger's reclassification continues to spark controversy
What we know - and don't know - about the Liberty Protection Safeguards
In October next year, a new system known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) is expected to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Yo Dunn, who will be speaking at Learning Disability Today London 2019, introduces the new system and highlights what questions remain unanswered.
#LDTchat on people with learning disabilities being excluded from autism research
MPs call for CQC overhaul and Mental Health Act changes to address "horrific realities"
Today Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) condemns the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.
Learning about boundaries and why it's ok to say no
Autism research fails to reflect the spectrum's diversity - and those with learning disabilities are being excluded
How to tune into a person’s frequency: the past, present, and future of learning disability nursing
If a person who has a learning disability is banging their head, being silent, or laughing it is not always easy to understand what is happening with and to them. In this article, Jim Blair (Learning Disability Nursing Project Lead at the Royal College of Nursing and Clinical Advisor for Learning Disabilities at the Queens Nursing Institute) considers the ways people with learning disabilities can be supported to access the healthcare treatment they deserve but denied all too often.