Many people with learning disabilities access mainstream healthcare services, but they do not always receive equal treatment.
Report by the Health Service Ombudsman for England of an Investigation into a Complaint Made by Ms B.
New team to give a voice to people with learning disabilities in the NHS
Improving General Hospital Care of Patients Who Have a Learning Disability.
Personal Health Budgets: including people with learning disabilities
Think Local Act Personal report which contains examples from around England of NHS CHC teams and people from specialist learning disability services working together to better integrate health and care support for individuals. There are also case studies of people experiencing the benefits of receiving a personal health budget or joint health and social care budget. [13-Mar-2014]
Improving general hospital care of learning disability patients
Reducing premature mortality in people with learning disabilities
Vitamin D deficiency leaves people with learning disabilities at higher risk of osteoporosis, study says
Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2013.
Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities: Progress Update.
This report shows progress against the 18 recommendations in the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities both locally and nationally. It also recognises that more needs to be done including all local areas: •participating fully in the Self-Assessment Framework and act on its results •securing the provision of named care co-ordinators •ensuring reasonable adjustments are made and audited
Head of learning disability charity calls for support to focus on what people can do
Mencap calls for inclusive education to improve SEN outcomes
“Unacceptable” lack of progress in tackling learning disability health inequalities, charity says
Exclusive extract: Intellectual Disabilities and Personality Disorder by Zillah Webb
Intellectual Disabilities and Personality Disorder by Zillah Webb – Chapter 1: Personality disorder and individuals with intellectual disabilities This handbook would benefit learning disability nurses, mental health nurses, clinical and forensic psychologists, social workers, and support workers. It is also accessible to parents and carers.Individuals with intellectual disabilities and personality disorders can be very complex to support and few learning disability trained staff have the skills to address their needs. Many approaches traditionally developed and used with individuals with personality disorder are too complex to use with people with intellectual disabilities without skilled adaptation. This handbook bridges this gap in resources and gives staff a framework for understanding and addressing the problems that arise when an individual has both intellectual disabilities and a personality disorder. The handbook introduces personality disorders, their epidemiology and how to recognise them. It examines how a personality disorder is shaped by an individual’s intellectual disability and the difficulties this may lead to. It also explores a range of practical approaches to any difficulties that may arise to help staff work more effectively with this client group.
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New SEND guide for parents and carers launched by DfE
Video: Kevin Martin on Potens - specialist support for adults with challenging needs
Kevin Martin, of Service Provider Potens, talks about the organisation, how they help people and the challenges they face. POTENS provides a range of specialist support for adults with complex and challenging needs - learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism including Asperger Syndrome, behaviour that challenges, independent living skills and Korsakoffs Syndrome (alcohol related brain injury) through registered supported & independent living, domiciliary care, residential care, respite and day opportunity services throughout England, North Wales and Northern Ireland.