Learning disabilities, employment and mental health21 June 2018, Christine-Koulla Burke
How does employment affect the mental health of people with learning disabilities and what can we do about it?
Learning disability and dementia: ensuring wellbeing and inclusive communities19 September 2017, Christine-Koulla Burke
Millie Macdonald and Christine Burke look at how we can enable people with a learning disability and dementia to live well.
CQC report highlights failure to learn from tragic mistakes13 December 2016, Christine-Koulla Burke
Christine Burke responds to a report which says NHS investigations into patient deaths are inadequate.
Why are disability hate crimes so under reported?12 October 2016,
For National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Jill Davies looks at why hate crimes are so under reported in the media and the importance of engaging with people with disabilities.
The power of employers in helping people with autism in to work10 November 2015,
We talk often about knowing what works in getting people into employment; all that research and evidence; all that practice. Yet where do employers fit? Should they not be doing some of this stuff for us – or at least with us?
Homes not hospitals3 November 2015,
Last Friday NHS England released its long-awaited plan, Building the Right Support, while on the same day the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published Is Britain Fairer? The State of Equality and Human Rights 2015. Christine Towers assesses both reports.
Making IAPT services work for people with learning disabilities16 September 2015, Christine-Koulla Burke
IAPT services intend to ensure that there is equal access to therapy for everyone, yet people with learning disabilities were not equally supported. In the past three years the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has sought to address this.
Hanifa's blog is about Ramadan14 July 2015, Hanifa Islam
Hanifa talks about Ramadan through a warm London summer...
People with learning disabilities can and do work12 May 2015, Keith Bates
Relatively modest investment in supported employment pays huge dividends, to individuals, to local authorities and to the country as a whole.