Learning Disability news
How will the reform of the Mental Health Act impact people with a learning disability?
After a long-overdue process of reviews, the outline of proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act was announced by the Department of Health and Social Care. Under the proposed reforms, there will be changes to how detentions are administered, and what the focus of care will be. But what the implications of the changes for people with a learning disability and/or autism?
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Queen's Nursing Institute to fund Wakefield Learning Disability Team project
Parents of children with EHCPs demand clarity on who can attend school during lockdown
Dimensions celebrate stories of resilience during a challenging year
Mencap’s Big Family Christmas Party bring festive joy to thousands
Mencap demands new hospital role to support children with learning disabilities
Learning disability charity Mencap in a survey of 116 families with children with learning disabilities has found that a majority of parents and carers are not given sufficient information and materials by health professions. To address this the charity has called on the Government to create a new role to better support children and families.