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Advocacy and Learning Disabilities
Advocacy and Learning Disabilities
Advocacy groups seek to help people with learning disabilities have more control over their lives, and the choices that they have available to them....
Advocacy for Individuals With Learning Disabilities
Advocacy for Individuals With Learning Disabilities
In order to ensure that everybody with a learning disability has the same rights, opportunities and choices, they may sometimes require an advocate - a person to speak…...
All About Adult Placement Services
All About Adult Placement Services
Adult placement services offer people with learning disabilities the chance to live in a friendly, secure environment whilst receiving appropriate support to live as…...
All About Self Directed Support
All About Self Directed Support
People with learning disabilities have often only had access to services that focus on a group of people, rather than individuals. Self-directed support aims to…...
Becoming a Carer for a Child with a Learning Disability
Becoming a Carer for a Child with a Learning Disability
Caring for a child with learning disabilities has it's own unique set of challenges and responsibilities for the carer, summarised within this article....
Becoming a Carer for an Adult with a Learning Disability
Becoming a Carer for an Adult with a Learning Disability
Becoming a carer for an adult with a learning disabilities means you'll be facing many challenges; but support is available....
Challenging Behaviour and the Use of Medication
Challenging Behaviour and the Use of Medication
The use of medication to manage challenging behaviour in people with learning disabilities remains highly controversial. This overview looks at challenging behaviour,…...
Depression and Learning Disabilities
Depression and Learning Disabilities
Depression can be prevalent amongst people with learning disabilities. How is depression among people with learning disabilities diagnosed and treated?...
Financial Support for Carers
Financial Support for Carers
People who care for other people may be entitled to extra financial support. This article summarises the benefits available for Carers....
Gaining Life Skills
Gaining Life Skills
People with learning disabilities sometimes need to develop their life skills in order to avoid falling into the trap of social exclusion....
Healthcare Support and Entitlements
Healthcare Support and Entitlements
It is believed that there should be equality in access to healthcare support for everybody. However, at present there is a shortfall in the provisions made in the…...
Housing Support and Entitlements
Housing Support and Entitlements
Housing support for people with learning disabilities is increasing, with a focus on provisions from local authority services....
Maintaining a Social Life When you Have a Disability
Maintaining a Social Life When you Have a Disability
People with learning disabilities previously faced difficulty in accessing a range of social activities. This article looks at the issues they face, as well as what is…...
NHS Campuses for People With Learning Disabilities
NHS Campuses for People With Learning Disabilities
NHS campuses are now considered an outmoded choice of accommodation for people with learning disabilities. The UK government is now pushing local authorities to…...
Support for Parents of People With A Learning Disability
Support for Parents of People With A Learning Disability
Parents of people with learning disabilities may face extra challenges when raising a family or dealing with family issues. There is some support available from your…...
Support for Siblings of Young People With Learning Disabilities
Support for Siblings of Young People With Learning Disabilities
As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to support the siblings of children with learning disabilities. Anticipate problems before they arise and adapt your…...
Transport for People with Learning Disabilities
Transport for People with Learning Disabilities
People with learning disabilities often lack confidence in using transport services. However, the government recognises this and is encouraging the linking up of local…...
What Are Day Services?
What Are Day Services?
Day services are designed to help disabled, learning disabled or those recovering from mental health problems acquire skills to help with daily living....
What is Positive Behaviour Support?
What is Positive Behaviour Support?
Attitudes to the management of challenging behaviour displayed by people with learning disabilities have changed in recent years, to embrace what is known as 'positive…...
What is 'Time Out'?
What is 'Time Out'?
Time Out is an intervention technique still in use by carers and professionals that work with people with learning disabilities. Its use has become controversial in…...
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