Change It Up - Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services Tue, 30 Jan 2024 17:57:39 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Stop ‘sectioning’ people with a learning disability or autism when they are in crisis https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/stop-sectioning-people-with-a-learning-disability-or-autism-when-they-are-in-crisis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stop-sectioning-people-with-a-learning-disability-or-autism-when-they-are-in-crisis Tue, 09 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/stop-sectioning-people-with-a-learning-disability-or-autism-when-they-are-in-crisis Hospital

There are currently two thousand people with autism or a learning disability detained in secure inpatient settings, the majority of whom could be managed in the community according to evidence presented today at a Health and Social Care Committee inquiry.

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LDT survey results: to feel heard is to feel safe https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/to-feel-heard-is-to-feel-safe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=to-feel-heard-is-to-feel-safe Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/to-feel-heard-is-to-feel-safe Cared for graphic - top answers

In this Learning Disability Today survey, 100 learning disabled and autistic service users share their vision of the care they’d like to receive.

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Have NHS efforts to reduce over medicating been successful? https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/topic/health/have-nhs-efforts-to-reduce-over-medicating-been-successful/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=have-nhs-efforts-to-reduce-over-medicating-been-successful Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/have-nhs-efforts-to-reduce-over-medicating-been-successful Cared for graphic - top answers

In 2016, the UK government launched a groundbreaking drive to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs for people with autism and learning disabilities. But recent figures show that while prescribing rates for antipsychotics have fallen since the campaign’s launch, antidepressants, hypnotics, and stimulants have all risen.

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Reflections on Panorama: “I recognised the playground taunts, the mocking, and the laughter that I experienced when I was at school” https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/topic/lived-experience/2019-reflections-on-panorama-i-recognised-the-playground-taunts-the-mocking-and-the-laughter-that-i-experienced-when-i-was-at-school/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-reflections-on-panorama-i-recognised-the-playground-taunts-the-mocking-and-the-laughter-that-i-experienced-when-i-was-at-school Thu, 30 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/2019-reflections-on-panorama-i-recognised-the-playground-taunts-the-mocking-and-the-laughter-that-i-experienced-when-i-was-at-school Cared for graphic - top answers

Ciara Lawrence, Campaigns Support Officer for Mencap, writes about her horror at seeing the abuse of people with learning disabilities in care homes - and calls on the government to take action. 

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The Friendship Group: socialising “without support workers, without parents, without carers” https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/2019-the-friendship-group-socialising-without-support-workers-without-parents-without-carers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-the-friendship-group-socialising-without-support-workers-without-parents-without-carers Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/2019-the-friendship-group-socialising-without-support-workers-without-parents-without-carers Cared for graphic - top answers

Twice a week in Hastings, a group of friends, who all have a learning disability, drink a few pints and catch up at the local pub - just like everybody else.

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Wristband monitors physiological changes that may precede aggression https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/2019-wristband-monitors-physiological-changes-that-may-precede-aggression/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2019-wristband-monitors-physiological-changes-that-may-precede-aggression Thu, 02 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/2019-wristband-monitors-physiological-changes-that-may-precede-aggression Cared for graphic - top answers

Trials are underway for a wristband that monitors physiological changes that may precede aggression. Darren Devine discusses how such technology could change the lives of autistic people, their families, and their carers.

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#LDTchat on Transforming Care https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/topic/lived-experience/ldtchat-on-transforming-care/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ldtchat-on-transforming-care Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/ldtchat-on-transforming-care Cared for graphic - top answers

On 14/03/19, we facilitated a #LDTchat on Transforming Care. Catch up on what was discussed here.

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