Legal and policy
'Empowerment looks different for everyone'
Will all survive the storm? Coronavirus and the fight for the rights of people with learning disabilities
Mother Teresa once said, ‘Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his [her] humanity.’ Yet ever since COVID-19 reached the UK, it has seemed as if the rights of disabled people - and in particular those of people with a learning disability - have been at risk.
A round-up of changes that will impact learning disability and/or autism support during the Coronavirus pandemic
"We were already considered to be a family in crisis"
Lockdown on the spectrum: how autistic adults and families of children with the condition are coping with the coronavirus lockdown that has closed schools, slashed respite and limited access to the outdoors to one trip a day. Darren Devine highlights the experiences of one Scottish family facing struggles common to many during the lockdown.
Government's "unclear" coronavirus guidance puts social care in jeopardy
Government begins work to identify size of social care funding gap.
Govt 'not responsible' for addressing premature deaths among learning disabled population
The road to an inclusive society: an international perspective
NHS "highly unlikely" to meet deferred Transforming Care Targets
What we know - and don't know - about the Liberty Protection Safeguards
In October next year, a new system known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) is expected to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Yo Dunn, who will be speaking at Learning Disability Today London 2019, introduces the new system and highlights what questions remain unanswered.