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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Public Health England: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities

9 November 2017

Vision UK were very glad to see both Sight Loss and the work of SeeAbility included in this document. Guidance for social care providers and commissioners (to support implementation of the health charter) People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population, much of which is avoidable. This means that people with learning disabilities experience health inequalities, often starting

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Health Charter 2017 Guidance
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VISION 2020 UK hosts DAA webinar on Dementia and Sight Loss

17 August 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

On Thursday 20th August VISION 2020 UK hosted a webinar on Dementia and Sight loss as members of the Dementia Action Alliance. Matt Broom is the CEO of VISION 2020 UK, and June Neil is the UK Training and Development Manager (Older People with complex needs) at the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People). They spoke on issues around

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Agenda, papers and minutes for the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disabilities Committee Meeting, 07/12/16

11 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Learning disabilities Committee

Agenda, papers and minutes for the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disabilities Committee Meeting, on 07/12/16

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