learning disabilities services

Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire: accessible summary

Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

Commissioning for change: commissioning service changes for people with learning disabilities

Workbook intended to help local authority and health partners gather data from across the whole system in order to assist capacity planning and inform local commissioning plans when considering learning disability services.

Improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities

Conference report which provides an overview of key research findings presented by the main speakers at the conference.

In addition, it summarises the discussions of the three parallel workshops, in which participants were asked to identify three current opportunities for getting research into practice more effectively, and three barriers which may prevent research influencing practice.

Embedding success: learning from disability projects in higher education

Paper providing an overview of examples of effective and innovative practice in provision for disabled students at various higher education institutions. The purpose is to help other institutions develop their policies and practice in relation to disabled students.

Means to an end: joint financing across health and social care

Report reviewing the joint financing and integrated care arrangements between NHS bodies and councils in England with adult social care responsibilities.

Using the examples of learning disability, mental health and older people it discusses how these arrangements are used and makes recommendations to help national and local bodies better understand the options available and how to use them to achieve better outcomes for service users.