Quality checking in Kingston19 April 2011,
The latest development with our work in south west London has been to set up a quality checking team with local people with learning disabilities carrying out checks on the services provided by a number of provider organisations and Kingston’s own supported living service.
Better than the Oscars!15 April 2011, Guest Blogger
Aurore Lacabe, Support Worker at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities writes about the first Afiya Awards.
More work is needed to ensure the ESA assessment process doesnât cause unnecessary stress or anxiety7 April 2011, Keith Bates
We must ensure that the assessments themselves are fair, thorough and carried out by health professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the nature of learning disability.
The NHS and government arenât addressing gender concerns in mental health inpatient care6 April 2011,
According to an alarming report only 23% of female and 39% of male mental health inpatients are accommodated in designated single-sex wards, despite it having been government policy since 2005.
Our response to the CQC report about the experiences of patients applying to Mental Health Tribunals1 April 2011,
It’s great that the Tribunals Service is making a real effort to improve the Mental Health Tribunal process but the report suggests there’s still some way to go.
Our reaction to Geoff Boycott's comments on the depression of England cricketer Michael Yardy25 March 2011,
Depression can hit anyone, anywhere, even the most successful people, who are often vulnerable as traits like perfectionism and high ambition are associated with drive to succeed.
The first Independent Specialist Care awards17 March 2011,
If young people are not assessed properly and their needs not identified and met, they can fall through the net at mainstream schools and miss out on the support that they need to develop.
Living in fear of inaccurate work assessments11 March 2011,
We’ve known for many years that there are serious difficulties for people with mental health problems ensuring that they get a fair and accurate assessment for incapacity and work-related benefits.
My perspective on the ECJ ruling on gender equality3 March 2011, David Crepaz-Keay
Whether you think the ruling is right or wrong, it could potentially be excellent news for people with a psychiatric diagnosis if similar rulings on disability are to follow.
Latest research report explores public attitudes to disabled people28 February 2011,
Even though attitudes toward disabled people have improved on the whole, prejudice is still a worrying issue especially towards people with learning disabilities or mental health problems.