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

Ask Listen Do: Making conversations count in health, social care and education: Tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners – NHS England

This Ask Listen Do resource shares tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners with the aim of making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers.

The development of a screen to identify individuals who may need support with their learning: (Analytical Summary 2018) – The Home Office

This research describes the development of a tool to identify individuals in the criminal justice system who may be more likely to have a learning disability and struggle with their sentence. It is important to have this information so that

Care Education and Treatment Reviews: The role of health and social care providers – NHS England

This guidance has been written to help health and social care providers ensure that Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews improve the lives of people they support.

The government response to the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme 2nd annual report – Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England

Response that accepts the recommendations of The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Annual Report 2017 – University of Bristol Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies and sets out a plan of action for each one.  The actions will help address the inequality in

Good intentions, good enough?: A review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges – Department for Education

Independent report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out: how children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges recommendations to support children, young people and their

Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff – Royal College of Nursing

One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on

Ordinary residence guide: Determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act – Local Government Association

This guide is applicable to all adults whose care is commissioned in an area that is different from where they hold ordinary residence, including those whose services are governed by the Mental Health Act. This guide has been created to

Learning disabilities and autism: A health needs assessment for children and adults in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Rapid health needs assessment for learning disabilities and autism amongst adults and children for the nine local authority areas across Cheshire and Merseyside. The report focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of adults and children with learning disabilities and autism

A Health Needs Assessment for Children and Adults with Neurodevelopmental Conditions in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

A rapid health needs assessment for children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). This report includes a review of the literature which details: risk factors, prevalence estimates and a summary

Learning disabilities and autism: A health needs assessment for children and adults in Merseyside and North Cheshire: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory Report series number 94) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

The aim was to determine the health and wellbeing needs of people with learning disabilities and autism, providing accurate data. The findings have been used to develop a set of recommendations for local commissioners. Summary and Recommendations

Guide to making information accessible for people with a learning disability – NHS England

A guide to support staff make information more accessible to people with a learning disability- colleagues, public participants and patients.

Dementia and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments – Public Health England

This guide is part of a series of guides looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area.  It is intended to help staff in public health, health services and social care to ensure that their services are accessible to people with learning

Transforming care: the challenges and solutions – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group report outlining challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care. This follows the implementation of a pilot project, the report offers recommendations for future steps.  The

Voices from the social care crisis :An opportunity to end a broken system, once and for all – The Care and Support Alliance

Care and Support Alliance report on how the social care crisis is affecting the day to day lives of older people, working aged disabled people and unpaid carers across the country.  It identifies that currently at least 1.2 million older people and disabled

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Annual Report 2017 – University of Bristol Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies

This annual report summarises the learning and recommendation from 103 reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities during 2017. The most commonly reported learning and recommendations were made in relation to the need for: Inter-agency collaboration and communication Awareness

Funding supported housing for all: Specialised Supported Housing for people with a learning disability – Mencap

Mencap report that estimates that the Specialised Supported Housing (SHH) sector is more than double the size of previous estimates and that demand for SHH is rising. The research also finds that living independently with support in the community has a positive

Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery: NICE guideline [NG93] – NICE

This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis: Clinical guideline [CG128] – NICE

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them. In

Prescribing anti-epileptic drugs for people with epilepsy and intellectual disability: (College Report CR206) – Royal College of Psychiatrists

This report addresses the extremely important area of epilepsy in the field of intellectual disability (ID), also known as learning disability. Epilepsy and ID are two conditions that carry stigma and can lead to social isolation. An individual who experiences