Connecting Communities17 September 2012,
The pioneering “Connecting People” Programme is based on the approach that people with learning disabilities who need support in their daily lives are more likely to be safe and fulfilled if they are helped to build strong and meaningful connections and relationships in their community.
Dementia, cognitive ageing and decline â am I bovvered?15 September 2012,
According to research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing at Edinburgh University there is very little evidence to show that cognitive deterioration in later life is associated with a decrease in life satisfaction or well being.
Circles of Support13 September 2012,
Circles can help people with learning disabilities to be more independent and lead richer and more person centered lives.
The Voice of Young People and Families4 September 2012, Christine-Koulla Burke
Finding out what families want from life seems to be a recurring question.
The Cost of Austerity28 August 2012,
We know that around half of adult mental health problems are first identifiable in childhood – so if we manage to create a nation of resilient, emotionally healthy children we will significantly reduce mental health problems later in life.
School playing fields are vital for childrenâs emotional wellbeing and mental health20 August 2012,
We are taking away the very things we know can help children build resilience and lead mentally healthier lives – playing outdoors and participating in sports.
Anorexia treatment requires early intervention13 August 2012,
We believe treatment needs to go further to address the underlying emotional problems and not just issues relating to diet and health.
Unlawful Wedded Life9 August 2012,
Toby Williamson, Head of Development and Later Life at the Mental Health Foundation, comments on the rising number of people with learning disabilities who are being forced into marriage.
Making communities inclusive for everyone should be a mainstream priority8 August 2012, Christine-Koulla Burke
All services - no matter who their target client group is - should think about how they can make changes so that everyone can access their service.
Making it personal charter: people with learning disabilities the lives they want7 August 2012,
Last week, Dimensions released their Social Care Charter, ‘Making it personal’, which outlines what people with learning disabilities have said they want in order to live the kind of lives they want.