Increasing the social value of people with learning disabilities through employment14 October 2013, Keith Bates
Keith Bates, Head of Employment at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities shares how working life can increase opportunities for young people.
We need to act now, not sleep on it11 October 2013,
Neglecting a person’s posture during sleep has serious health consequences, particularly for children with complex health needs. We need to make a greater investment to ensure children are properly supported.
Is being old a mental health problem?8 October 2013,
There is a still a strong tendency among many people to associate old age very negatively, with a sense of it being a ‘burden on society’, something to be feared, and consisting primarily of an unpleasant combination of health conditions and problems.
Halloween horror brings out the best in online campaigning26 September 2013, Chris O'Sullivan
Wednesday night brought to the attention of the mental health world an appalling example of stigma.
Parenting, child protection and the case of Daniel Pelka24 September 2013,
The tragic death of Daniel Pelka rests at the hands of no other than his mother and step-father
Happy Dementia Awareness Day20 September 2013, Guest Blogger
Norman McNamara has been living with dementia for the last five years. He talks about what Dementia Awareness Day means to him.
Getting young people Doc Ready12 September 2013, Guest Blogger
Ben Matthews, Head of Communications at FutureGov, describes the impact of the launch of new mental health app, Doc Ready.
Still making the connections11 September 2013, Guest Blogger
Paul Swift, Research and Development Consultant talks about working on the Community Connecting project.
When flying becomes a reality5 September 2013,
Travel can be challenging for everyone but it can be more so if you have a physical disability. A family and I met with Virgin Atlantic to discuss our concerns about flying and learnt lots of useful tips.
Learning Disability Week 2013: "What I get and need from acting is professional respect"23 August 2013, Guest Blogger
Upstairs Downstairs actress Sarah Gordy, who has Downs Syndrome, talks about what work means to her.