Care homes - Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services Tue, 14 May 2024 09:38:19 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Better use of CQC data could predict abuse in care homes https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/better-use-of-cqc-data-could-predict-abuse-in-care-homes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=better-use-of-cqc-data-could-predict-abuse-in-care-homes Tue, 14 May 2024 09:38:19 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40958 Sad woman sitting in care home suspected of abuse

New research project finds that use of CQC data could predict and detect abuse in care homes for people with a learning disability.

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New study reviews autonomy in care homes for older people with a learning disability https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/new-study-reviews-autonomy-in-care-homes-for-older-people-with-a-learning-disability/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-study-reviews-autonomy-in-care-homes-for-older-people-with-a-learning-disability Wed, 03 May 2023 11:40:47 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40045 Senior people watching television together

Older people with a learning disability who are residents in care homes have a clear view on their autonomy in making independent choices, according to new research.

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New funding to cover the costs of nursing care in care homes https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/new-funding-to-cover-the-costs-of-nursing-care-in-care-homes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-funding-to-cover-the-costs-of-nursing-care-in-care-homes Wed, 29 Mar 2023 15:04:29 +0000 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/?p=40098 Mother and daughter eating breakfast together

The Department of Health has announced increased funding for care homes that help support people with a learning disability with nursing needs.

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BBC uncovers ‘worst care scandal since Winterbourne View’ https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/bbc-uncovers-worst-care-scandal-since-winterbourne-view/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bbc-uncovers-worst-care-scandal-since-winterbourne-view Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/bbc-uncovers-worst-care-scandal-since-winterbourne-view

The BBC has revealed widespread abuse across several children’s care homes in Doncaster, which were rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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Government broke law by failing to protect disabled care home residents during pandemic https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/government-broke-law-by-failing-to-protect-disabled-care-home-residents/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=government-broke-law-by-failing-to-protect-disabled-care-home-residents Wed, 27 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/government-broke-law-by-failing-to-protect-disabled-care-home-residents Lady with down's syndrome celebrating her birthday

The government was unlawful in failing to protect more than 20,000 elderly or disabled care home residents from Covid-19, according to a new High Court ruling.

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Sussex care provider closes six learning disability care homes https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/sussex-care-provider-closes-six-learning-disability-care-homes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sussex-care-provider-closes-six-learning-disability-care-homes Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/sussex-care-provider-closes-six-learning-disability-care-homes Joseph Merrick: The Elephant Man

Sussex Health Care (SHC) has closed six care homes following a series of damning reports by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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More research needed into ageing and dying well with intellectual disabilities https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/more-research-needed-into-ageing-and-dying-well-with-intellectual-disabilities/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-research-needed-into-ageing-and-dying-well-with-intellectual-disabilities Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/more-research-needed-into-ageing-and-dying-well-with-intellectual-disabilities Gabriel and Alison Bloomer

There is a 'pressing' need to develop evidence-based research on ageing well and dying well with intellectual disabilities given the huge impact Covid-19 has had upon those living in generic care homes, according to a new study.

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