Learning Disability Week20 June 2011, Hanifa Islam
This week we are celebrating Learning Disability Week, a week which provides charities and care organisations with an opportunity to raise awareness of the important issues that impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Philip Davies MP's comments on employment rights17 June 2011,
Mr Davies’ suggestion that the discrimination and lack of understanding faced by people with learning disabilities in the workplace means that they should work for less than is deemed acceptable for everyone else displays a breathtaking ignorance and is deeply offensive.
Citizen-led developmental support could be effective in limiting abuse or neglect10 June 2011,
It is essential that the inspection and monitoring processes used by the CQC and care managers are re-designed as there is too much room for abuse to go unnoticed within the current system.
Nearly 150,000 people with dementia are wrongly prescribed antipsychotics9 June 2011,
We have partnered with the Dementia Action Alliance today to call for all antipsychotic prescriptions for people with dementia to be reviewed by 31 March 2012.
Response to the Governmentâs proposed reform of the NHS2 June 2011,
Whatever its responsibilities, the NHS Commissioning Board will need to have access to specialist mental health and social care expertise for the mental health services that it commissions.
Carers with a Learning Disability Network31 May 2011,
The Network has been busy over the last few years raising awareness about the issues for people with learning disabilities as carers.
Poor sleep affects our wellbeing and everyday lives25 May 2011,
Over 30% of the population currently suffers from insomnia or another sleep disorder; poor sleep can have a major impact on our mental wellbeing and day to day lives.
An Ordinary Life20 May 2011,
Many children and young people dependent on medical technology are unable to do ordinary things like going to the local leisure centre or visiting friends or family.
Assessing needs of each offender and preventative measures are essential to cut reoffending rates13 May 2011,
A new report disclosed the flaws in the current system of sentencing and also highlights the need to investigate the real reasons behind reoffending further.
It is more beneficial for peopleâs moods to exercise at a moderate rate than to not exercise at all6 May 2011,
Intense exercise is not a realistic goal for everybody as each person has a different level of physical health.