learning disabilities

This research briefing was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence in February 2005. A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information on a particular topic to update practice at the health and social care interface. The topic of this briefing is parents with intellectual or learning disabilities and the support they may need to help them as parents.

This video is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008, and represents a group of interviews based on what people thought of the conference.

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.

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.