The Autism Act, 10 years on: a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism on understanding, services and support for autistic people and their families in England – All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism

All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism report that identifies that while under the Autism Act, alongside other important laws like the Care Act, autistic people in England are entitled to the care and support they need little has been achieved.

Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report assesses how well pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are being supported. It examines how well education services and health and social care services work together in order to meet these needs.

Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Thirtieth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee has found that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administrative errors or their own honest mistakes.  They find the carers allowance is operated using a confusing

Shaping services around your child: A parent carer’s guide to integrated commissioning – Council for Disabled Children

Integrated commissioning is where commissioners (those who plan, develop and purchase services) pool budgets across traditional boundaries, such as ‘health’ and ‘social care.’ The intention of this is to reduce duplication in service provision, where, typically, different bits of local

It takes leaders to break down siloes: Integrating services for disabled children – Council for Disabled Children

Over the past decade, successive governments have brought in a range of legislation, policies and programmes in an attempt to deliver on a vision of coordinated, person-centred care and better outcomes for children and young people with SEND.  However, despite this

EL (88) P 225 : Assessments and Statements of Special Educational Needs: Procedures Within the Education, Health and Social Services – Department of Health and Social Security

EL (88) P 225 : Assessments and Statements of Special Educational Needs: Procedures Within the Education, Health and Social Services  

Personalised care for veterans in England: A guide for clinical commissioning groups and local authorities – NHS England

This document sets out a new personalised care approach for those veterans who have a long term physical, mental or neurological health condition or disability.

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Education guidance for health services, social care services and special education settings. It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health

Hidden no more: dementia and disability – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report that identifies that according to domestic law and international convention, dementia is a disability. Thousands of people who responded to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability.

Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Action from Learning – NHS England

This report provides examples of the local changes that have been made to services so far and highlights the extensive work which is happening nationally in response to common themes raised through LeDeR reviews across the country.

Celebrate me: capturing the voices of learning disability nurses and people who use services – Foundation of Nursing Studies

This initiative aimed to engage with nurses and people using services to gather evidence and demonstrate the impact of learning disability nursing, from experience, to help sustain its future. The outcomes from the extensive engagement have enabled us to highlight

Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES): Letter from Joan Saddler and Simon Stevens – NHS England

Letter from Joan Saddler and Simon Stevens to NHS Trust CEOs from Simon Stevens and Joan Saddler, Co-Chairs of the Equality and Diversity Council, confirms the launch of the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).

NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard: Technical Guidance – NHS England

The WDES Technical Guidance provides detailed information and guidance to support the Standard that will apply to all NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts from April 1 2019.

Extending Legal Rights To Personal Health Budgets And Integrated Personal Budgets: Consultation Response – Response From The Government And NHS England – Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England held a public consultation that explored giving more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets. This would give people more choice and control over the

Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals – Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office undertook this research to understand better the experience of children with a learning disability or autism who are stuck in child and adolescent mental health hospitals for long periods.  It finds no good estimate of the

Segregation in mental health wards for children and young people and in wards for people with a learning disability or autism: Review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with a mental health problem, a learning disability or autism: Interim report – Care Quality Commission

This is the interim report of a review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with a mental health problem, a learning disability or autism.

Above And Beyond: How Voluntary Sector Providers Of Disability Support Add Value To Communities – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report considering the influence and potential of voluntary sector providers of social care through real life stories from four disability support providers from across England. The report outlines the voluntary care sector’s key impacts, including: engaging local partners and harnessing

STOMP and STAMP: The Principles Behind the Pledge – NHS England

STOMP -STAMP (Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both-Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics) pledge resources for organisations and individuals that work with children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both

Welfare trends report – Office for Budget Responsibility

Report that  focuses on disability benefits – payments that contribute to the extra costs associated with daily living and mobility for people with disabling conditions. It has two purposes. First, to explain the evolution of spending on disability benefits over the

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) And Other Adaptations: External Review – University of the West of England

This review looks at how the Disabled Facilities Grant currently operates and makes evidenced based recommendations for the future. The aim is to support more people of all ages to live in suitable housing so they can stay independent for