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Disappearing in plain sight? The strange death of learning disability identity

Simon Jarrett writes: In the summer 2016 issue of Community Living (29:4) Seán Kelly wrote about the increasing difficulties he is facing as a photographer working at events involving people with learning disabilities (Should staff discourage people from having their photos taken?).…

‘Transforming health and social care’ – Adults Commissioning conference 2016

Rosemary Trustam attended the annual conference of the national commissioners entitled ‘Transforming health and social care so that we all stand together’. The National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference (NCCTC) – Adult Services – focused on how health and social care could work together to achieve savings and improve outcomes.…

Quality checking empowers both people and staff

Choice Support carried out research to find out how quality checking might help individuals and whether it made a difference to their support provision. Thomas Doukas reports. STUDY TITLE: THE IMPACT OF QUALITY CHECKING ON THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES Aims: The question we asked is how is Quality Checking different from professional-led approaches and how can such tools empower individuals?…

Sharing ideas to stay safe in the community

People with learning disabilities have shown they can find their own solutions to keeping safe but those supporting them should try to ensure that family networks are maintained. This research is being conducted at the Connect Centre for International Research on New Approaches to Prevent Violence and Harm, based at UCLan.…

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Subscribe for our winter issue due out January/give it as a Christmas gift, and get our current issue FREE. Email the publisher Rosemary on rosecli@btinternet.com with your details. All subscriptions get a digital access to the archived magazines and  articles.  If you want to give this as a Christmas gift give us contact details – the name, email, and postal address of the person to whom you are sending a Christmas gift and we’ll email them with a festive message with your subscription gift.…

How exclusion affects the health of people with learning disabilities

A project by the Centre for Disability Research at Lancaster University aimed to find out how neighbourhoods and community participation are linked to the health of people with learning disabilities. Chris Hatton and colleagues report on their findings. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Summary Study title: Perceptions of neighbourhood quality, social and civic partnership and the self-rated health of British adults with intellectual disability: cross sectional study – http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/1252 Aims: To examine the relationship between the social connections and community participation of people with learning disabilities and their health.…

Research group calls for greater awareness of child sexual abuse

Researchers have found that as many as 15 per cent of children and young people experience sexual abuse. Rosemary Trustam reports. Research by a group led by Barnardo’s has drawn attention to the risks of sexual exploitation amongst children and young people with learning disabilities in the UK.…

How exclusion affects the health of people with learning disabilities

A project by the Centre for Disability Research at Lancaster University aimed to find out how neighbourhoods and community participation are linked to the health of people with learning disabilities. Chris Hatton and colleagues report on their findings. Summary Study title: Perceptions of neighbourhood quality, social and civic partnership and the self-rated health of British adults with intellectual disability: cross sectional study – http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/1252 Aims: To examine the relationship between the social connections and community participation of people with learning disabilities and their health.…

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