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.
Many people are still surprised to hear how many prisoners may have learning disabilities30 July 2012,
Prisoners with learning disabilities are five times more likely than other prisoners to experience control and restraint, three times more likely to experience segregation and three times more likely to have depression or anxiety.
We can make talk of double discrimination a thing of the past30 July 2012, Christine-Koulla Burke
Last week we launched our Reaching out to Families report which looks at the issues facing people with learning disabilities, and their families, from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.
As dads, we sometimes don't get included in decisions about our kids25 July 2012, Guest Blogger
Steve Palmer, participant in the Recognising Fathers project talks about his involvement.
Positive wellbeing can help protect against the development of mental health problems24 July 2012, Hannah Bullmore
Wellbeing and happiness are not the same thing, although they are sometimes used interchangeably.
The government must take the issue of suicide in older men seriously23 July 2012,
It's important it is to have a proper debate on mental health within men, to find out exactly what is happening on a societal level.
Peer support is a valuable mechanism for helping people with long term conditions19 July 2012,
There is a good argument to be made that approaches which support the mental health of people with long term conditions should be both encouraged and prioritised.
Individuals, families and services will be placed under an impossible strain12 July 2012, Hannah Bullmore
The future costs of social care are set to rise significantly due to an increasingly ageing population, many of whom will experience poor physical and mental health, including dementia.
Employment is vital for maintaining good mental health29 June 2012,
People with mental health problems who feel able to begin work need to be supported to gain and stay in employment by health services, employment services and employers themselves.