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.
Transition seminar and launch of new online resources for teachers5 May 2011,
The resource is aimed at those working with young people with learning disabilities in the education system and aims to provide a one stop shop of information, resources and up to date research.
Catherine Zeta Jones and self-management in bipolar disorder20 April 2011, Dr David Crepaz-Keay
Living with bipolar disorder may not be easy, but there are many approaches people can take to mitigate some of the challenges that follow diagnosis.
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.