Learning Disability Today: Leaving the family home: the possibility of supported living

12 November 2018
Source: Learning Disability today

Home or away? When it’s time for an adult son or daughter with learning disabilities to fly the nest, should parents opt to move out so they can have round-the-clock care in the home they have always known, or is a fresh start in supported living the better option? Darren Devine explores the options. For parents of children with learning

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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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Learning Disability Week and Positive Choices

3 July 2017
Source: SeeAbility

The focus for this year’s Learning Disability Week (19-25 June) was employment.  It looked to raise awareness on the benefits of employing people with a learning disability to help tackle the appallingly low levels of employment there currently are. Scott Watkin, Eye care and vision development officer at SeeAbility, thinks that ‘it’s really bad that only 6% of people with a learning disability

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7: Rachel Pilling, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals/ VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee

1 June 2017

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks to Rachel Pilling, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals/ VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee. Rachel gives listeners an understanding of the issues around learning disability and vision impairment.

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Quality Standards for Services for Patients with Learning Disabilities

16 December 2015
Source: VISION 2020 UK

The College of Optometrists and VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee have produced a self-assessment tool to support the provision of services for people with learning disabilities within community optometry. There are a number of reasons for wanting to know how well a clinical service is working. A commissioning organisation or a regulatory body may want evidence of quality to inform

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