For professionals working with learning disabilities, there are many pieces of legislation, policy and practice to understand, and a wealth of guidance available to assist with this.
Choice making with multiple learning disabilities
New web tool launched to help public ask questions about learning disabilities they’re too afraid to ask
Guidance launched to prevent deaths of people with learning disabilities in healthcare settings
First licence awarded for new BILD-accredited training programmes
New resources and films launched to clarify Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for professionals
The Bradley Report and the Criminal Justice Workforce.
Positive Practice, Positive Outcomes.
Challenging Behaviour: A Guide for Family Carers on Getting the Right Support for Children.
Challenging Behaviour: A Guide for Family Carers on Getting the Right Support for Teenagers.
Challenging Behaviour: A Guide for Family Carers on Getting the Right Support for Adults.
Mencap calls for rollout of Personal Independence Payments assessments to be halted
Learning disability charity Mencap has warned that thousands of people with learning disabilities are facing financial hardship while waiting for their benefit claims to be assessed and that the rollout of Personal Independent Payments (PIP) assessments should be halted to clear the backlog of claims.
New guide sets out safe ways for people with learning disabilities to ‘delegate payments’
Minister announces launch of new Easy Read guides on SEND reforms
LDT London 2014 Exclusive Content : Ben Drew
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.
As part of a session on involving people who services in designing and delivering the services they need, Ben Drew from Open Future Learning New York spoke about his international experience of learning disability services.
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.