learning disabilities

Factsheet that discussses the issue that adults and young people with learning and communication difficulties are over represented in prisons and the secure estate.

For more outcomes-focused resources, see the Outcomes Toolbox.

What is it? A definitive set of standards for supported living. The second edition contains a multimedia CD, video footage, an It's my life pack and a full service review pack. The It's my life toolkit valuates progress towards achieving outcomes desired by individuals. This involves the individual and their circles of support (should not involve service provider). AND Service Review toolkit (takes 12 months) and evaluates the service through service review. This tool is currently being updated.

Guide that outlines some suggestions to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do.

This guide also suggests some resources that will help children get the most out of the Internet at home and in the community. It presents some case studies of actual experiences people with learning disabilities and autism have had online and learning points that can be taken from these experiences.

Strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs.

The report is structured in two parts. This first part highlights the key messages and the second part details the main findings and recommendations. Case studies demonstrate that getting the right help at the right time in the right place does make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with complex additional support needs and their families.   

Report that tells the stories of James, Chrissy, Joe, Emmanuel and Victoria. Each section tells a part of their stories through the words of their families. It documents their experiences of not getting the right care locally, how they ended up in assessment and treatment units, what happened to them there and where they are now.

Inspection programme in response to the serious abuse and appalling standards of care at Winterbourne View, which was a private hospital for people with learning disabilities. Of the 150 inspections carried out, 145 reports were used for this analysis.

Document detailing what a support plan is for, what a good one is, what it looks like and how to put one together.

Guidelines that are intended to be useful to people with learning difficulties and staff supporting individuals with learning difficulties.

Report that reflects findings from a programme of visits that took place across Scotland between April and July 2011 to individuals with severe and enduring mental illness in rehabilitation and continuing care wards based in psychiatric hospitals across Scotland.