“It’s important to bring joy to people’s lives,” says long-serving Derbyshire care worker
Leaving the family home: the possibility of supported living
How we're linking communities
Our 'five zone approach' to PBS
How we achieved an outstanding CQC rating
Scope's new mission
Scope has taken the decision to cease being a provider of social care. It is to focus its efforts on achieving truly levelling social change. All care services are being transferred to other trusted providers over the next few months. Chief Executive Mark Atkinson describes how the organisation will innovate to empower disabled people to reach "everyday equality" while influencing for discriminatory policies, attitudes and structures to be made a thing of the past.
Here are the alternatives to ATUs, supported living and 'sharing your toilet with 20 people'
Lessons on entering the world of work
Independent thinking – questioning the purpose of Care & Treatment Reviews
Building the right support – dealing with complexity
Keep calm and reduce challenging behaviour - The Keep Calm Kit
Five years on from Winterbourne View: five years of failure
Calculated risk can lead to real rewards for people with complex learning disabilities
Homes not Hospitals – this time, the outcome must be different
The recent publication of Homes not Hospitals, the latest attempt to solve the problem of people with learning disabilities getting stuck in assessment and treatment units (ATUs), seems to have some sensible ideas that could make a difference – but now they have to be made real. And experience tells us that is the really tricky bit.