When I Grow Up: increasing opportunities for young people12 February 2013,
At the moment it's estimated that only 7% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment.The When I Grow Up project aims to increase aspirations and opportunities for young people with learning disabilities to find employment after leaving school.
A Voice and A Choice â Right Here young people and mental health showcase7 February 2013, Guest Blogger
On 4 February Mark Brown, Editor at One in Four magazine attended the Right Here 'A Voice and A Choice' Showcase event.
Delivering training to staff on the needs of offenders5 February 2013,
I recently delivered training to staff on the needs of offenders with a learning disability in a criminal justice setting.
Young people and violence23 January 2013, Guest Blogger
Violence is sadly a fact of young life, the effects of which are often glossed over as part of 'growing up', writes Mark Brown, Editor of One in Four magazine
Mental Health & Work Capability Assessments16 January 2013,
The complexity of emotions and the stigma of being ill can make communication difficult – and the stress of an impending assessment can cause massive anxiety and panic.
Our work to further support families in 201311 January 2013,
Our work in 2013 will center around supporting families and their sons and daughters to have a better quality of life.
Do it for quality of life and well-being!17 December 2012,
The 2012 Dementia Congress showed that there continues to be room for an amazing range of different interventions and support for people with dementia, from care pathways and life story work through to circle dancing and bird watching.
Friendship, loneliness, communities and the importance of the valuable relationships22 November 2012,
People from the Voice and Community Project Reference Group take on the role of “ambassadors for people with learning disabilities
Teaching the art of being a 'natural connector'15 November 2012, Guest Blogger
Paul Swift, Community Connecting Research and Development Consultant, talks about workshops which teach the skill of connecting.
Managing Anger and Learning Parenting Skills3 November 2012, Guest Blogger
Alexa is 17 and attends our Young Mums’ Support Group. Her daughter Ruby is 15 months old. She received little help during her pregnancy and has struggled with mental health problems - particularly anger management. Becoming pregnant caused her a lot of anxiety heightened by practical insecurities.