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.
Veilstone case again highlights need for change in learning disability residential sector
A fresh start for adult social care inspections?
More still needs to be done to ensure healthcare equality for people with learning disabilities
The government published its response to the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities (CIPOLD) last week – but the recommendations in the response do not go far enough to ensure that people with learning disabilities receive equal treatment in healthcare settings.
Home is where the heart is
Change is a-coming
The Government published its long-awaited final response to the Winterbourne View scandal this week, and it did not disappoint. Many within the sector have been calling for action, not more words – and the Government has certainly responded. Hopes are now high that reform of learning disability hospitals will follow, and quickly.
Celebrating the positives
Actions needed rather than words on learning disability residential care
A home of my own
Pressure must be kept up to drive change in learning disability care
The Panorama programme on Winterbourne View was broadcast nearly 2 months ago now. Amid much outcry, investigations have begun, with the talk of such things never being allowed to happen again. But since then, on the ground, has anything changed for people with learning disabilities in residential facilities? No.
Video: Ian Copeman on Housing Options
Ian Copeman, from Housing Options, gives a brief overview of the presentation he gave at the recent Learning Disability Today Conference and Exhibition in Manchester. In this video he talks about a housing menu - which explains the different types of accomodation and housing available, the challenges facing people with learning disabilities in accessing housing, and the success stories he's encountered.