Campaigning and influencing by people with dementia in the UK24 October 2012,
People with dementia are becoming more organised at challenging obstacles put in their path that prevent them from getting the services they need and participating in society as equal citizens.
Are families of children with disabilities getting enough support?19 October 2012,
Even the parents of those with the greatest need still battle for the basics - despite all these goodwill programmes and policies, we are still not getting it right for these families.
Recognising people with learning disabilities on World Mental Health Day12 October 2012,
We have been looking at the impact of mainstream mental health on people with learning disabilities.
The Archers27 September 2012,
Relationships can breakdown when there is a child with a disability in the family and the current ‘Archers’ storyline is realistic in highlighting the different support needs of couples during this time.
Peer support - a Call to Arms25 September 2012, David Crepaz-Keay
It can take many forms but what makes it peer support, and what makes it work is that the people doing it have something in common.
The right to live19 September 2012,
A news story appeared last week that reminded us that there is another side of the right-to-die debate.
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.