Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability – Department of Works and Pensions

Paper that establishes how goverment, employers, charities, healthcare providers and local authorities will work to break down employment barriers for disabled people and people with health conditions over the next ten years. The actions outlined for health services focus on

Let’s talk. Improving conversations about disability at work – Scope

Report that looks at disabled people’s experiences of talking about their impairment or condition at work. It finds that many disabled people struggle to share information about their impairment or condition in the workplace. This can make it harder for disabled people

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

Developing Support And Services For Children And Young People With A Learning Disability, Autism Or Both – NHS England

The document provides guidance for Transforming Care Partnerships (and their local partners CCGs/ LAs) in commissioning support and services for children and young people with learning disability, autism or both. It supplements Building the Right Support and the National Service Model.

What Works: Hearing Loss and Healthy Ageing: A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care to older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence – NHS England

A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care for older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence.  Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.

What Works: Hearing Loss and the Transition to Adulthood: A guide for commissioners, education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition – NHS England

A guide for commissioners, education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition. Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.  

What Works: Hearing Loss and Employment: A guide for employers to support people with hearing loss in the workplace – NHS England

Describes the impact of hearing loss in relation to employment and why it is important for employers to be aware of this. Employers should be familiar with their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 it also summarises what should be considered for employees

Quality Checking Health Checks For People With Learning Disabilities: A way of finding out what is happening locally – Public Health England

This brief audit tool is an update of one published by the Learning Disabilities Observatory (then known as IHaL) in 2011. It is designed to support practices, primary care liaison staff, health facilitators and others to improve the uptake and

True Costs: Why We Cannot Ignore The Failure In Social Care Funding – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report that identifies social care funding is poorly serving Britains 11 million people with disability.  It is undermining the choice, quality and personalisation that is required by the Care Act 2014. Disabled people are receiving less care, and sometimes poorer care. It

Autism Self-Assessment Exercise 2016: Detailed report and thematic analyses – Public Health England

Report that presents the findings from the fourth autism self-assessment exercise carried out by local authorities (LAs) between July and November 2016. It shows the LAs progress towards meeting the requirements of the Autism Act. Additional Item

Helping People With a Learning Disability to Give Feedback :(Bite-size Guide to patient insight 04) – NHS England

With the right support, people with a learning disability can have their say about the NHS. This is important because they are the experts on their experience of using services. They know what works and what does not work for them so working

The State Of Shared Lives In England: Report 2017 – Shared Lives Plus

Report looking at the shared lives sector (an alternative to home care and care homes for disabled adults and older people) and how the scheme has grown in recent times, in terms of number of staff and carers as well as

Local Support For People With A Learning Disability – National Audit Office

This  report examines how the NHS in England and local authorities seek to improve the lives of the 129,000 people aged 18 to 64 who use local authority learning disability support services. It finds that good progress has been made by

The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK: (Briefing Paper CBP-7367) – House of Commons Library

This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the inquiry by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into the impact of Government policies on the rights of disabled people since 2010.  

Changes to the Personal Independence Payment eligibility criteria: (Briefing Paper CBP-7911) – House of Commons Library

This Commons Library briefing looks at controversial proposals put forward by the Government to change the eligibility criteria for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from 16 March 2017, to reverse the effect of two recent Upper Tribunal judgments.

Understanding the needs of disabled children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions: What can we learn from national data? – Council for Disabled Children

There are rising numbers of disabled children with complex needs and/or lifelimiting conditions, who, with their families, are likely to need support from health, education and social care continuously or at times throughout their life.  This report aims explore what

Work and Health Programme: Briefing papers CBP-7845 – House of Commons Library

The Work and Health Programme is a welfare-to-work programme which will be launched in autumn 2017. It will provide specialised support for those unemployed for over two years and, on a voluntary basis, to those with health conditions or disabilities.