Institute of Health Equity: A Fair, Supportive Society

5 November 2018
Source: Institute of Health Equity

The IHE report A Fair, Supportive Society highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population – that’s 1,200 people every year. The report commissioned by NHSE highlights key facts, stats, and interventions. Much of the government action needed to improve life

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World Sight Day sees new easy read resource launched to help change lives for people with learning disabilities

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11 October 2018
Source: SeeAbility

To mark this year’s World Sight Day, SeeAbility, the national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss has launched a new resource designed to help people access easy read eye care information. This World Sight Day, SeeAbility also welcomes support from NHS England who are working to improve eye care services for people with learning disabilities and

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SeeAbility supports National Eye Health Week

24 September 2018
Source: SeeAbility

National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2018 takes place from 24 to 30 September. This year’s theme is the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. This theme fits perfectly with our work to increase access to eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities. Here are the key resources SeeAbility are sharing: Our

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SeeAbility: Vacancy: Research and Evaluation Officer

20 July 2018
Source: SeeAbility

Location: Epsom     Salary Details: £30,000 – £35,000 + benefits Hours Per Week: 37.5 SeeAbility currently have an exciting opportunity for a Research & Evaluation Officer with a flair for detail and analytics to join them and help them to use research and evaluation to drive their charitable aims. SeeAbility provides extraordinary support and champions better eye care for

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Public Health England: Guidance: People with dementia and learning disabilities: reasonable adjustments

9 July 2018
Source: Public Health England

Information on the importance of meeting the needs of people with dementia and learning disabilities. This guide aims to help staff in public health, health services and social care to provide services that are accessible to people with learning disabilities that have or are at risk of developing dementia. Additionally, this guide is also intended to be of use to

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SeeAbility releases new film for Learning Disability week

18 June 2018
Source: SeeAbility

The national disability charity aims to encourage people with learning disabilities to look after their eyes and have regular sight tests, and eye care professionals to make reasonable adjustments so that people get the care they need. The theme for Learning Disability Week 2018 is health, and SeeAbility’s new film is about Leanne, a young woman with Down’s syndrome and

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Housing LIN: Making the funding system of supported housing work for all people with a learning disability: Specialised Supported Housing

25 April 2018

This report from Mencap, written by the Housing LIN, shows that at a time of rising demand, specialised supported housing is a cost-effective way of providing homes for people who would otherwise be stuck in inpatient units or living in residential care, highlighting how important that independence is to people with a learning disability. It sets out a series of

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NICE guideline on care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities

11 April 2018
Source: NICE

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that we received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping us to develop and refine the guideline. We have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the

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NICE guideline on learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery published

28 March 2018
Source: NICE

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that we received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping us to develop and refine the guideline. We have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the

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Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University: Family members’ experiences of informed consent and proxy decision making for research involving adults lacking capacity

14 February 2018
Source: University of Cardiff

Can you be involved?   Around 2 million people in the UK have significantly impaired mental capacity due to neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, acute medical emergencies such as stroke, or associated with learning or intellectual disabilities. Research involving people who have impaired decision-making capacity raises ethical and practical challenges, including the need for others to be involved in the informed

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