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.
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.
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.
Building expectations: three years on1 March 2000
In 1996, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities published a report entitles Building Expectations. Three years on, this report has been reviewed to consider to what extent the key recommendations have been taken forward.
Employment for people with learning disabilities who have high support needs1 January 2000
Few people with learning disabilities and high support needs have benefitted from the development of supported employment over the last two decades. One project that has addressed this issue is the Step Out project at L'Arche in Liverpool.
Choice for people with learning disabilities and high support needs1 January 2000
The Choice Initiative, a programme of five innovative projects, explored how people with severe, profound and multiple learning disabilities, can express choices and take more control over their own lives.