Ten-year-old self?26 March 2013, Guest Blogger
A dementia self-help group reflects on its school days
Raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day20 March 2013,
During this past year it has been great to see an increase in the number of positive images of people with Down syndrome in the media.
Depression, dementia and placebos â not such a bitter pill11 March 2013,
Maybe placebos are a form of anti-depressant but psychological factors in the interaction is more important than what’s in the pill.
We must start caring about carers4 March 2013,
Families are still not being properly rewarded for the care they are giving and the huge costs they are saving the taxpayer.
Dementia: whose quality of life?4 March 2013,
The latest Alzheimer’s Society report on the care of people with dementia in care homes estimates 80% of those people have either dementia or severe memory problems and that less than 50 per cent have a good quality of life.
Staying safe online25 February 2013,
The Voice in the Community project reference group met up recently and discussed safety issues relating to the internet and the use of social media for people with learning disabilities.
Ten tips for parents with a child with a learning disability21 February 2013, Guest Blogger
Hayley Goleniowska, author of award-winning blog DownsSideUp.com offers tips to parents of a child with a learning disability.
Eating disorders can affect people of any age and from any background21 February 2013,
Giving support as early as possible, offers the best chance of recovery for people with eating disorders: the sooner people get the help they need, the better the outcomes.
It is a crucial time to make the case for children and young people's mental health services14 February 2013,
Common sense holds that prevention is better than cure and there are strong socio-economic reasons for investing in prevention and early intervention of mental illness.
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.