Genetics: screening, choice and rights1 September 2006
Genetic screening and testing is becoming an increasingly important issue for anyone concerned with learning disability issues.
Better health better metrics1 August 2006
The NHS "Better Metrics" scheme developed clinically relevant measures of performance that can be used as part of local service quality improvement. The 'metrics' are being used as part of local responses to "National Standards, Local Action" (Department of Health, 2004) and as part of Local Public Service Agreements.
Lives of people with learning disabilities briefing1 July 2006
This briefing examines how current Government policies across the UK, and particularly England, impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities. It identifies gaps and suggests ways forward, drawing on the research, projects and development work of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Lives of people with learning disabilities (The)1 July 2006
An easyread briefing about the lives of people with learning disabilities.
You are not alone1 May 2006
These guidelines have been written for parents and carers of young people with learning disabilities who want to know what help is available if their son or daughter develops an emotional health problem, and how they might go about getting that help.
Mental Capacity Act briefing1 November 2005
Need2Know is a series of policy briefings on new or changes to policy and legislation on public mental health issues. This issue of Need2Know is a briefing on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Rights of people with intellectual disabilities1 November 2005
This report is one of a series of 14 country reports prepared by the Open Society Institute's EU Monitoring and Advocacy programme and the Open Society Mental Health Initiative.
Reviewing community learning disability teams1 November 2005
A presentation by Alison Giraud-Saunders about how community teams can work better together based on service-user reviews.
Education and employment for people with learning difficulties1 October 2005
An easy-read briefing about education and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
Recognising Fathers project leaflet1 October 2005
A short leaflet about the Recognising Fathers project which aimed to gain an understanding of the issues facing fathers of young children with learning disabilities, considering roles and responsibilities, employment, sources of support, and how services and practitioners interact with them.