Standardised social care eligibility criteria create independence worries
MPs need to listen more to people with learning disabilities
Why no new learning disability strategy for England and Wales?
More social care cuts will be a false economy
Planning for the future is essential for parents of children with learning disabilities
CCGs must be guided to ensure quality of learning disability services
A matter of life and death
More needs to be done to improve learning disability care
Change is a-coming
The Government published its long-awaited final response to the Winterbourne View scandal this week, and it did not disappoint. Many within the sector have been calling for action, not more words – and the Government has certainly responded. Hopes are now high that reform of learning disability hospitals will follow, and quickly.
Dursley case points to a litigious future
The fightback has started. No more are people with learningdisabilities taking cuts to services lying down. After protests inLondon recently - and smaller ones around the country over localissues - more and more people with learning disabilities arefighting back and are increasingly turning to the courts to hel