Today and Tomorrow briefing1 January 2003
A briefing on the Today and Tomorrow report, which focussed on inclusion, health and older family carers, where people are living with dementia, Down's Syndrome and terminal illness.
Meeting service needs1 January 2003
This report explores the mental health service needs of young people with learning disabilities. Young people with learning disabilities experience the same range of mental health problems as other young people but are at higher risk of developing such problems, especially at times of stress and change.
Good practice guidelines in supporting older family carers of people with learning disabilities1 January 2003
The Older Family Carers Initiative has produced these guidelines to provide useful good practice information and ideas for supporting older family carers. They are intended as a tool to help Learning Disability Partnership Boards, commissioners and frontline workers reflect on the way that older family carers are supported in their area.
Supporting friendships for older people with learning disabilities1 October 2002
Part of the GOLD programme, this is an update into people with learning disabilities, their friendships, their aspirations and how they spend their time.
Psychosocial interventions for people with down's syndrome and dementia1 September 2002
People with Down's Syndrome have a very high risk of developing dementia at an early age. This project set out to develop a psychosocial assessment to assist the identification of dementia among this group of people.
Supporting older family carers of people with learning disabilities from the Pakistani community1 July 2002
This update reports on the work of the Sharing Caring Project (SCP) which works in partnership with the Asian Disability Project (ADP) looking at the issue of support for older family carers of people with learning disabilities from the Pakistani Community.
Meeting the mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities1 June 2002
This update examines how recent Government policies may influence the diagnosis, treatment and care of young people with learning disabilities aged 13 to 25 who have mental health problems.
Preparing for the future1 February 2002
The update reports on an action research project which aimed to identify how best to support older family carers and their relatives with learning disabilities plan for a transition from living together in the family home.
Menopause and women with learning disabilities1 February 2002
This report project was undertaken by Michelle McCarthy and Lorraine Millard as part of the Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) programme at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The purpose of the research was to investigate what women with learning disabilities understand about menopause, how they experienced it and what support they needed and received.
Support groups for older family carers of people with learning disabilities1 December 2001
Part of the GOLD programme, this is an update to a project where the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILT) work in collaboration with six local authorities in England to set up and evaluate local support groups for older family carers of people with learning disabilities.