Disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive when compared to non-disabled people. This report provides a review of the scientific evidence of the health benefits for physical activity specifically for disabled adults. It will inform the review of
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
The Washington Group was set up by the United Nations Statistical Commission. It works with countries to produce better information about people with disabilities. The Washington Group has developed useful questions for countries to use to help find out whether
The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a: government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people clear programme of monitoring and evaluation new governance framework for accountablility
A guide to support staff make information more accessible to people with a learning disability- colleagues, public participants and patients.
This paper sets out the case for why NHS England should make some bold commitments to healthy ageing in its long-term plan and suggests some ideas for actions it could take and some areas for action with others. It looks at:
The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) recently completed its consideration of the assessment of disability in claimants of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). It has provided additional guidance to medical assessors where interpretations of regulations have in the past been
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
This service specification covers the provision of auditory brainstem implant services for children with congenital abnormalities of the auditory nerves or cochleae.
This research brief is based on data from the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2). In 2015, LSYPE2 interviewed 10,010 young people in year 11. The report provides: statistics on different types of reported bullying the results for pupils
Qualitative research to understand anti-bullying practices schools have found effective. These include approaches to tackling bullying generally and more specific types of bullying, for example: racial bullying special educational needs and disability (SEND) bullying lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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