Government policy can play an important role in the lives of people with learning disabilities, whether it is benefit eligibility or social care policy.
The Keys to Life - Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities.
Response to the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities.
Non-compliance with Community Compulsory Treatment Orders.
National charity urges all political parties to 'rise to the challenges' of Bubb report
LDT London 2014 Exclusive Content Liz Kendall
This year's Learning Disability Today London event took place on 27 November and saw a full day of seminars on the theme of Living Well. The keynote address was delivered by Shadow Care and Older People Minister Liz Kendall.
In it she called for reform of the social care system to give people with learning disabilities and their families greater power over the support and services they use.
Watch a ‘teaser’ video of her talk below, while full highlights of this talk and PowerPoint presentations from 12 of the day's leading talks are available if you are a member of our LDT Knowledge Hub.
Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children in Scotland.
Liz Kendall calls for social care change at Learning Disability Today conference
Charity calls for more action to help people with learning disabilities integrate into the community
DH review – Winterbourne View Interim Report.
Department of Health Review: Winterbourne View Hospital
At any one time around 15,000 people in England have learning disabilities or autism and behaviour that challenges. Most of these people are supported by their family carers or live independently in the community, often with complex packages of support. But at any one time, around 1,200 of these people may be in hospital services for assessment and treatment. This review is about the quality of health and care services they receive.
This report does not cover what happened at Winterbourne View hospital as criminal proceedings are ongoing. The Department will publish a full report, including what happened at Winterbourne View, when criminal proceedings have concluded. However, strong evidence that the health and care system is not meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities or autism and behaviour that challenges has already been found. There is a vast gap between policy and practice. This report sets out the actions that Government are taking now to address the serious issues already identified.
This report is based on:the reports of the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) focussed inspection of 150 hospitals and care homes for people with learning disabilities and the national summary report, published alongside this report;widespread engagement with people with learning disabilities, people with autism, family carers voluntary groups, with health and care commissioners, providers and professionals, as well as the regulators; andother evidence submitted to the review team.