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.
The law will not tolerate such despicable behaviour1 November 2012,
There needs to be stronger requirements for services to develop local, person-centred care - this approach really helps us to understand what is important to people.
Empowering people with dementia: weâve started, now we plan to continue24 October 2012, Guest Blogger
Peter Ashley, person living with dementia and retired Group Technical Director talks about his life and the DEEP Project.
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,
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.