Dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for people with severe impairments16 February 2015, Guest Blogger
We have recently discovered that dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for those people with the most severe impairments under the new benefit system.
Personal plans must take into account a personsâ culture12 February 2015, Christine-Koulla Burke
Commissioners and practitioners need to be fully aware of the different aspects of culture and make sure these are included in all plans for people with learning disabilities.
Helpful hints to support people with learning disabilities living with dementia24 July 2014,
A recent Down’s Syndrome Association event was a helpful reminder about what we all need to think about when involved in the lives of people with learning disabilities.
Looking for an ordinary life30 May 2014,
Children with complex needs face barriers to exercising their basic human rights. These individuals need a platform for change, to ensure they are supported to overcome such obstacles.
Learning Disability Week 2013: Why Families Matter21 August 2013,
Planning for the future raises difficult questions for families but having a plan in place can help remove feelings of anxiety and uncertainty.
Building capacity for person-centred support13 August 2013,
Last week we ran a two-day training course for people wanting to understand how person-centred planning, personal budgets and connecting people all fit together.
The law will not tolerate such despicable behaviour1 November 2012,
There needs to be stronger requirements for services to develop local, person-centred care - this approach really helps us to understand what is important to people.
Are families of children with disabilities getting enough support?19 October 2012,
Even the parents of those with the greatest need still battle for the basics - despite all these goodwill programmes and policies, we are still not getting it right for these families.
The gap between the rhetoric and the actual care delivery on the ground29 June 2012,
It's outrageous that 12 months on from the Winterbourne scandal, we're still dealing with issues related to basic human rights and quality of life for some of the most vulnerable individuals in society.