Learning disability and dementia: ensuring wellbeing and inclusive communities19 September 2017, Christine-Koulla Burke Millie Macdonald
Millie Macdonald and Christine Burke look at how we can enable people with a learning disability and dementia to live well.
Why are disability hate crimes so under reported?12 October 2016,
For National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Jill Davies looks at why hate crimes are so under reported in the media and the importance of engaging with people with disabilities.
Having a learning disability means that people find it harder to learn certain life skills. The problems experienced vary from person to person, but may include aspects such as learning new things, communication, managing money, reading, writing, or personal care.
Call for information on disability hate crime schemes23 March 2016,
Today the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities launches a survey to address the kinds of disability hate crime schemes or projects currently operating in the UK. People with learning disabilities are long-standing targets of disability hate crime and harassment, and despite a reported...
Hanifa's story: All about my life
Hanifa is Team Assistant for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
We work to improve access to mental health services for people with learning disabilities.
Homes not hospitals3 November 2015,
Last Friday NHS England released its long-awaited plan, Building the Right Support, while on the same day the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published Is Britain Fairer? The State of Equality and Human Rights 2015. Christine Towers assesses both reports.
Making IAPT services work for people with learning disabilities16 September 2015, Christine-Koulla Burke
IAPT services intend to ensure that there is equal access to therapy for everyone, yet people with learning disabilities were not equally supported. In the past three years the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has sought to address this.
Learning Disabilities: IAPT Positive Practice Guide2 September 2015
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme aims to provide equitable access to NICE-recommended psychological therapies to people from all sectors of the community. There is evidence that people with mild to moderate learning disabilities can benefit from the therapies offered by IAPT services, especially when reasonable adjustments are made to the way in which these therapies are delivered.
Autistic spectrum disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an umbrella term that covers everyone with conditions within the spectrum of autism. ASD is thought to affect around one in 200 children and adults, although this is likely to be an underestimate.