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.
Misplaced and forgotten update1 September 2001
This update presents the findings found from a large scale UK survey which confirmed concerns found in an earlier study about the placement of people with learning disabilities in residential services for older people.
Spirituality and the lives of people with learning disabilities1 September 2001
There is a growing body of literature emerging from the health and social care professions, which suggests that spirituality is a basic human need and indeed a human right which is a necessary component of both mental and physical health.
Valuing people1 July 2001
For the first time in 30 years, the Government has produced a White Paper, Valuing People, outlining a strategy for learning disability services.
The looking forward project1 July 2001
Most adults with learning disabilities live with their family. However little is known about how they feel about this and what their hopes and dreams are for the future.
A guide to services for children with ASD1 July 2001
This guide contains vital information for professionals including teachers, GPs, psychologists, social workers and community nurses. It is also useful for parents who want information on appropriate services for their child.
Giving people with learning disabilities the chance to continue living in the family home1 May 2001
Ageing parents and other relatives supporting a person with learning disabilities in the family home, face huge difficulties securing future accommodation.
Valuing people with learning disabilities in England1 May 2001
Valuing People is the first Government White Paper on learning disabilities in England for 30 years. It provides a new vision for learning disability services based on the principles of rights, independence, choice and inclusion.