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

Disability Measurement and Monitoring using the Washington Group Disability Questions – Department for International Development

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 Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People – Department for Transpor

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

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.

Ideas for the NHS long-term plan from the Centre for Ageing Better – Centre for Ageing Better

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:

Diseases with multiple known causes, occupational injuries, and medical assessment – Department of for Work and Pensions

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

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

Auditory brainstem implant service specification – NHS England

This service specification covers the provision of auditory brainstem implant services for children with congenital abnormalities of the auditory nerves or cochleae.

Bullying: Evidence from LSYPE2, wave 3 Research brief – Department for Education

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

Approaches to preventing and tackling bullying: Case studies – Department for Education

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)

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

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