Many pieces of legislation directly concern people with learning disabilities and how they live their lives.
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.
Internal Management Review of the Regulation of Winterbourne View.
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Extending the Rights of Children with Capacity Under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as Amended) and Repealing Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.
Monitoring the Use of the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in 2012-13.
Since 2009, the Care Quality Commission has had a duty to monitor the use of the safeguards in all care homes and hospitals in England, and also to provide advice and information on using them.
The Commission checks on the use of the safeguards by visiting the places where they are used. Care services must inform the Commission about the outcome of their application to deprive someone of their liberty.
There are no direct enforcement powers associated with the role. If it is found that the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are not being used correctly, the Commission can take action under the Health and Social Care Act. A number of the Health and Social Care Act regulations contain references to elements of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – for example in the regulations dealing with consent, safeguarding, and general care and welfare.
Jobs First Evaluation
Jobs First was announced within the New Opportunities white paper (HM Government, 2009) and was a key commitment within the Valuing Employment Now strategy (HM Government, 2009).
This evaluation aimed to: compare employment outcomes for the cohort of Jobs First participants with a matched comparison group; identify factors and approaches that facilitate and hinder employment of people with learning disabilities; and explore the processes involved in implementing the focus on employment for people with learning disabilities, particularly the challenges in ‘braiding’ funding from different streams.
Care Quality Commission sets out criteria for its new ratings for adult social care
Evaluation Toolkit for Providers.
The aims of this evaluation toolkit are to enable providers to:understand which values, knowledge and skills need to be in place to support people as they grow older so that their lives are as happy, healthy and fulfilling as possible;assess how well they are doing in relation to supporting people to have a good life;draw up and deliver an action plan to improve the support provided to people as they grow older;access relevant resources to achieve best practice.
Public Services, Deficit Reduction and User Involvement - Now (2014) and Then (1995)
In this Special Report, Alex O’Neil reflects on some fundamental questions about the future of social care. He uses the extensive work that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has undertaken to look particularly at the lessons we have learned about effective participation, and the involvement of people who use services – and the continuing power imbalances that seem so difficult to shift.