More still needs to be done to ensure healthcare equality for people with learning disabilities
The government published its response to the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities (CIPOLD) last week – but the recommendations in the response do not go far enough to ensure that people with learning disabilities receive equal treatment in healthcare settings.
Standardised social care eligibility criteria create independence worries
More needs to be done to address learning disability housing crisis
Change is a-coming
The Government published its long-awaited final response to the Winterbourne View scandal this week, and it did not disappoint. Many within the sector have been calling for action, not more words – and the Government has certainly responded. Hopes are now high that reform of learning disability hospitals will follow, and quickly.
Safe as houses?
Celebrating the positives
Actions needed rather than words on learning disability residential care
Court ruling welcome but problems remain
The recent Supreme Court judgement which says that local authorities cannot take their finances into account when assessing people's need for social care is welcome, but more fundamental problems remain. The recent judgement in the KM vs Cambridgeshire County Council case made it clear that "resources are not to