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An Overview of the Mental Health Act
An Overview of the Mental Health Act
In some cases people with severe and dangerous mental disorders may be detained in hospital for treatment and assessment under the Mental Health Act 1983 and 2007. The…...
An Overview: Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Learning Disabilities
An Overview: Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Learning Disabilities
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect vulnerable people who are no longer able to make important decisions for themselves....
Becoming a Parent with Learning Disabilities
Becoming a Parent with Learning Disabilities
Parents with learning disabilities may face additional challenges when parenting, such as a lack of support and inclusion from society....
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) is an organisation that works hard to promote better quality of life, choices and social inclusion for those with…...
Choosing the Right Care
Choosing the Right Care
Choosing the right care is much more than providing for physical impairment, it's also about helping people to achieve independence and life goals....
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Employment
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Employment
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was a piece of legislation designed to eradicate discrimination against disabled people in many areas of life, including…...
Getting the Right Standard of Care
Getting the Right Standard of Care
People with different learning disabilities may require different levels of care. The Commission for Social Care Inspection can help to make sure that care standards…...
Independent Living for People With Learning Disabilities
Independent Living for People With Learning Disabilities
The government believes that disabled people have the right to choose where they live and who they live with. This article takes a look at the strategy currently in…...
Issues Surrounding Ethnicity and Learning Disabilities
Issues Surrounding Ethnicity and Learning Disabilities
This article takes a look at the obstacles facing those with learning disabilities in an ethnic minority in the UK....
Social Inclusion and Learning Disabilities
Social Inclusion and Learning Disabilities
Many people with learning disabilities face bleak employment prospects, a lack of involvement in their community, and ultimately a life of limited opportunity....
The Human Rights Act and Learning Disabilities
The Human Rights Act and Learning Disabilities
The Human Rights Act 1998 gave legal effect to these fundamental freedoms and rights. People with learning disabilities are now protected in a number ways under the…...
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
This article provides a brief overview of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. It was created to give legal equal rights to people in compulsory and…...
UK Government Initiative: Valuing People
UK Government Initiative: Valuing People
In 2001 the government published a white paper that aimed to better the lives of people with learning disabilities. They called the white paper 'Valuing People'....
Using Medication to Deal with Behaviour Problems
Using Medication to Deal with Behaviour Problems
This article summaries the issues and alternatives in using medication to treat behavioural problems in those with learning disabilities....
Vulnerable Adults and Protection from Crime
Vulnerable Adults and Protection from Crime
People with learning disabilities may be vulnerable to crimes such as abuse and attack. The UK government published a booklet to advise how to improve safety and…...
What is Person-Centred Planning?
What is Person-Centred Planning?
Person centred planning is a process that helps individuals to tailor the services and support they want and need, from their perspective. This articles summarises why…...
What is the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)?
What is the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)?
The Independent Safeguarding Authority is a body that has been set up to help safeguard children and vulnerable adults, including those with learning disabilities....
What is the Mental Capacity Act 2007?
What is the Mental Capacity Act 2007?
This article looks at the fundamental aspect of the Mental Capacity Act, which came fully into force in 2007. The Act protects those who are deemed unable to make…...
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