Many pieces of legislation directly concern people with learning disabilities and how they live their lives.
Care Act reforms “built on sand” without adequate funding, charity alliance claims
House of Lords to investigate whether Mental Capacity Act is still 'failing'
Consultation launched on strengthening rights of people with learning disabilities, autism or mental ill health
Mencap calls for rollout of Personal Independence Payments assessments to be halted
Learning disability charity Mencap has warned that thousands of people with learning disabilities are facing financial hardship while waiting for their benefit claims to be assessed and that the rollout of Personal Independent Payments (PIP) assessments should be halted to clear the backlog of claims.
Government decision to close Independent Living Fund ruled legal by High Court
National charity urges all political parties to 'rise to the challenges' of Bubb report
LDT London 2014 Exclusive Content Liz Kendall
This year's Learning Disability Today London event took place on 27 November and saw a full day of seminars on the theme of Living Well. The keynote address was delivered by Shadow Care and Older People Minister Liz Kendall.
In it she called for reform of the social care system to give people with learning disabilities and their families greater power over the support and services they use.
Watch a ‘teaser’ video of her talk below, while full highlights of this talk and PowerPoint presentations from 12 of the day's leading talks are available if you are a member of our LDT Knowledge Hub.
Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children in Scotland.
Charity calls for more action to help people with learning disabilities integrate into the community
Winterbourne View Hospital: A Serious Case Review
After the transmission of the BBC Panorama Undercover Care: the Abuse Exposed in May 2011, which showed unmanaged Winterbourne View Hospital staff mistreating and assaulting adults with learning disabilities and autism, South Gloucestershire's Adult Safeguarding Board commissioned this Serious Case Review. The Review is based on information provided by Castlebeck Care (Teeside) Ltd, the NHS South of England, NHS South Gloucestershire PCT (Commissioning), South Gloucestershire Council Adult Safeguarding, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Care Quality Commission; correspondence with agency managers; contact with some former patients and their relatives; and discussions with a Serious Case Review Panel ‐ which was made up of representatives from the NHS, South Gloucestershire Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Care Quality Commission.
As part of the Serious Case Review, the Care Quality Commission undertook an internal management review into their regulation of Winterbourne View.