There are many service providers around the UK delivering often innovative services that are making a positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Progress 'too slow' in learning disability care transformation, says Sir Stephen
NHS England has been too slow to act in its closure of inpatient wards for people with learning disabilities, while failing to ensure the necessary replacement community support is in place, according to Sir Stephen Bubb in his six-month follow up to his earlier report ‘Winterbourne View – Time for Change’.
Law Society launches new guidance to help solicitors meet vulenerable clients' needs
Tool to teach independent living skills among shortlist for Inclusive Technology Prize
High performance athletes join My Sport, My Voice!
Learning disability charity makes plea for support staff
Actors with learning disabilities receive standing ovation after Chichester Festival Theatre performance
DBS checks - The vital safety net to protect the vulnerable
There’s a fine balance between providing care and promoting independence when it comes to supporting those with a learning disability. It takes a unique person to take on these demanding roles and bring out the best from those who need an extra hand with everyday tasks. Whilst many find this a rewarding career path, there are those out there who don’t always have their clients’ best interests at heart. Rachel Hurley reports.