The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA. Points of interest include information about independent advocacy and working with the legal profession; general hospital care for people with learning disabilities; training information; leaflets about health rights, and details of a report into access to banking services by people with learning disabilities.
Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.
This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 3 - Building Better Childhoods, Responding to Need. Dr George Head, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow talks about better understanding and education while children learn.
This podcast is taken from the 'Strathclyde Faculty of Education Professorial Lectures' held in Glasgow on the 18th November 2008. Professor Kirsten Stalker, Strathclyde University talks about disability and learning disabilities.
This resource - Getting it right together on learning disabilities, has been written for all pre-registration nursing students in Scotland. It comprises five units of study that will support something in the order of 12 to 15 hours of directed and, or, facilitated learning on a range of issues that relate to learning disabilities. Unit 2 examines the causes and manifestations of learning disabilities.
UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.
This website has been developed by the Social History of Learning Disability research group, based at the Open University. The site includes information on the research group's aims, members and publications as well as video testimonies and life stories.
The aim of this research project was to develop an understanding of the pain experiences of older people with a learning difficulty and dementia, and to explore the ways in which these are managed.
This video was created by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It talks about the needs and priorities the every young people has if disabled or not.
Guide designed to minimise barriers people with learning disabilities may face when dealing with lawyers by giving information and advice on good practice in dealing sensitively with people with learning disabilities and their families or carers.
N.B. This resource is no longer available.