Research into all aspects of life for people with learning disabilities – from access to healthcare to hate crime – can be vital for improving services.
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.
More Deprivation of Liberty applications recorded in first quarter of 2014-5 than whole of previous year
Using the Sony Playstation Portable (PsP) for Context-based Learning.
KEY Community Supports operates throughout Scotland to provide support for people with disabilities. KEY had approached IRISS for suggestions about how they might deliver training and advice to its support workers at the point where support is delivered.
Building on an idea from SSSC to use the video capabilities of the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) to take learning and knowledge as close as possible to the point of implementation, researchers set out to test it.
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.
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
Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2013
Local Government Ombudsman, 2014
This report covers the adult social care complaints that the Local Government Ombudsman has considered during the 2013 calendar year. What constitutes adult social care is often the subject of debate, especially as the boundaries with healthcare become less defined. This report focuses upon complaints about services provided for adults who need extra support. This includes:older people;people with learning disabilities;people with a physical disability;people with a sensory impairment;people with mental ill health; andcarers.
The report considers complaints about all types of registered social care providers regardless of whether care is delivered by a local authority, commissioned by a council or privately funded.
A Local Experience of National Concern.
Exclusive factsheet: In the Know - Dementia and Learning Disabilities
In the Know – Fact sheet 1: Dementia and people with learning difficulties – some basic problems
This clear, accessible pack will be of particular interest to direct care staff, carers and other practitioners in the care field. This clear, accessible pack will be of particular interest to direct care staff, carers, nurses, and other practitioners in the care fieldIn the Know has been developed to try and help anyone trying to support a person with learning disabilities who develops dementia. The pack contains a series of easily accessible, straightforward, practical and realistic guidance to help anyone supporting someone with learning disabilities and dementia to provide good quality care. It is arranged in three sections: background, factsheets and tools. Each of these sections is designed to be used alone or together with other parts of the pack. The factsheet cover the following: dementia and people with learning disabilities; getting a diagnosis; communicating with people with dementia; life story work; challenging behaviour; developing suitable environments; supporting people to eat well; the later stages; supporting people to eat well; the later stages; supporting the friends and peers of the person with dementiaThe tools include: brain diagram; alert signs; differential diagnosis chart; an example of a diagnostic care pathway; dos and don'ts; charter for good practice in life story work; strategies to deal with effectively with challenging behaviour.The pack is the result of many years of research and practice by a multidisciplinary group of academic researchers, trainers and practitioners working with people with learning disabilities who develop dementia, and with their staff, family and friends.To buy you copy of In the Know click here