Many pieces of legislation directly concern people with learning disabilities and how they live their lives.
Law Society launches new guidance to help solicitors meet vulenerable clients' needs
Think Local Act Personal publish new Care Act guidance focused on 'people not processes'
Court of Appeal says people without mental capacity must be involved in legal proceedings
United Response publishes easy read round-up of party manifestos
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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.