People with learning disabilities often experience inequalities in mainstream healthcare settings – with an estimated 1,200 per year dying unnecessarily through failings in healthcare.
Ruled Out: Why Are Children with Autism Missing Out on Education?
Ruled Out is a campaign launched by Ambitious about Autism which aims to stop children with autism missing out on their education, so that every child with autism can learn, thrive and achieve.
During research for the campaign the orgamnisation heard from over 500 parents and carers of children with autism. One of the common themes raised was the difficulty in getting clear information about parents’ and children’s rights in relation to accessing education.
Public Services, Deficit Reduction and User Involvement - Now (2014) and Then (1995)
In this Special Report, Alex O’Neil reflects on some fundamental questions about the future of social care. He uses the extensive work that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has undertaken to look particularly at the lessons we have learned about effective participation, and the involvement of people who use services – and the continuing power imbalances that seem so difficult to shift.
Making Reasonable Adjustments to End of Life Care for People with Learning Disabilities.
Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities: Progress Update.
This report shows progress against the 18 recommendations in the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities both locally and nationally. It also recognises that more needs to be done including all local areas: •participating fully in the Self-Assessment Framework and act on its results •securing the provision of named care co-ordinators •ensuring reasonable adjustments are made and audited
“Unacceptable” lack of progress in tackling learning disability health inequalities, charity says
Parallel Report to the United Nations Committee on the UNCRPD
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (2014) - Parallel Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Progress of Implementation of the UNCRPD in the United Kingdom (Scotland).
SCLD has been supporting a group of people with learning disabilities from across Scotland to talk about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). As part of Learning Disability Week 2014, the group has published this report on how real the rights in the UNCRPD are for people with learning disabilities in Scotland