Many pieces of legislation directly concern people with learning disabilities and how they live their lives.
Getting the vote
Law Society looks to provide clarity on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for professionals
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.