Removing disability-based defences to ensure equality before the law: a blessing or a curse?
Most countries have signed up to a UN principle that disability-based legal defences are infantalising and contravene the human right to equal treatment. However, people often end up 'detained for treatment' rather than detained in prison anyway. What should be done? Experts from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law discuss.
Sexuality and learning disability
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people with learning disabilities can struggle to find a safe space to meet others facing the same challenges. Darren Devine hears how LGBT people with learning disabilities in Norfolk and Suffolk could soon have a safe place to meet, talk and get advice and support.
LDT London 2017 - the days in Tweets...
How to retain your best staff
What to expect at Learning Disability Today London…
Health may be unpredictable but opportunities should be universal – that’s a value we hold dear at Learning Disability Today. It will underpin everything you experience at our upcoming learning and exhibition day in London on November 22. We will be joined by some of the most respected voices in social care and empowerment including Choice Support, Mencap and former health minister (currently shadow health minister) Norman Lamb MP.
Interview: ParalympicsGB coach Paula Dunn on how to give sports training to people with learning disabilities
Controversial or constructive?
Interview: Rosa Monckton suffered a backlash when she made the case for people with learning disabilities to be exempted from minimum wage protection, in order to create more job openings. Learning Disability Today visited the learning disability training centre she’s set up, to explore the debate around employment challenges.