This is a briefing on the Foundation’s Older Family Carers Initiative. The three-year Initiative has come up with a clear set of policy messages to help health and social care service providers to meet the needs of older family carers and their relative with a learning disability. The briefing makes recommendations for policy makers, commissioners, Learning Disability and Older People’s Partnership Boards and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Report describing what telecare is, what it can do and the generic components of a telecare service. It also reviews the evidence for its benefits at both individual and health service levels and offers guidelines on developing and implementing a telecare service.
This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.
This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at the demands that care relationships place on people, how individuals might experience care, and the difficulty of identifying carers when there is interdependence in the relationship.
Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
Guidance from NICE to assist agencies to stem the prevalence of obesity and diseases associated with it through increasing the effectiveness of interventions to prevent obesity and improving the care offered to adults and children with obesity, especially in primary care.
This booklet is produced by Scottish Down's Syndrome Association and provides a wide range of information for parents, carers, professionals and students about Down's syndrome. The resource includes facts and figures, information about health problems associated with Down's syndrome, screening and testing, growing up and growing older with Down's syndrome, as well as current research.
This resource discusses the benefits of being listened to as a child and how what we learn about ourselves from the adults closest to us depends on the quality of our experience with them. This in turn affects how our self-esteem and sense of identity develops.
This review has inevitably drawn on a great deal of ‘soft’ or qualitative evidence that is largely narrative and anecdotal in nature. As such it contains clear accounts from people who use services about what they find beneficial.
Providers and commissioners need to make sure that additional measures of quality improvement are put in place to strengthen the evidence base.
This report and its companion entitled Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Induced or Fabricated by Carers with Parenting Responsibilities, by the Department of Health, is essential reading for all paediatricians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the field of child protection. The Department of Health document sets out policy and guidelines for all professionals, whereas this document discusses clinical issues in more detail and provides practical advice for paediatricians.