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.
Booklet providing information and advice to help parents and families with learning disabled children cope successfully with their caring responsibilities.
Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
This podcast is taken from the ‘Forgotten Citizens’ Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June and features Jo Cochrane, welcoming delegates back to the main conference and talking about why she feels its so important not to lose the histories of people with learning disabilities. he is followed by James Withers talking about his work with the Scottish Youth Parliament and how his role has changed over time. Finally Alan May, who is James’ buddy at the Scottish Youth Parliament shares his experiences of supporting James and becoming his friend over time.
Video showing how personal budgets can benefit both service users and their families/carers.
Report aiming to make a contribution to the debate on how best to educate children with learning difficulties by arguing that parents are the best people to decide where their children should attend school and laying out a strategy to make parental choice rather than 'expert' opinion the driver for policy.