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.
‘Homes not hospitals’ – let’s not be cynical
Independent thinking - why restraint of people with sensory issues should be stopped
New homes and a new approach to providing support for people with learning disabilities
Four years on from Winterbourne View and what has changed?
Last weekend saw the fourth anniversary of the broadcast of the BBC’s Panorama documentary uncovering abuse at Winterbourne View, the residential hospital for people with learning disabilities. Since then, have things really changed for people with learning disabilities who are placed in such institutions? Sadly, the answer is no.
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.