physical and learning disabilities

Disability programmes and policies: how does Northern Ireland measure up?

A report on monitoring implementation (public policy and programmes) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Northern Ireland.

SCIE research briefing 20 : the implementation of individual budget schemes in adult social care

This briefing examines some of the recent UK and international literature relating to the development of personal budget schemes for adults eligible for support from social care services. These include older people, people with physical or sensory disabilities, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems. Research briefing published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in January 2007, updated in February 2009 and addendum added in March 2009.

A fair society and the limits of personalisation

Discussion paper from the Centre for Welfare Reform first presented at the Tizard Memorial Lecture, 4th March 2011.

Disability (C4EO)

A disability interactive e-learning resource created to support people achieve outcomes for children.

UK Autism Foundation

The UK Autism Foundation (UKAF) is a charitable organisation which began in 2008. It has launched a £10 million fundraising program to realise its aims to build the first ever state of the art Autism Centre in London, build an autism school and to launch initiatives to help families dealing with autism who are poor. The UKAF developed from the work of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK founded in 2000 by parents and carers. The site provides access to the newsletter, and brief information about autism.

SCIE: guides

A one-stop shop for social care practitioners, presenting key findings, current legislation and examples of what is working well to guide and inform practice. Topics include mental health; children, young people and families; disability; fostering; and older people.

Learning Disability

Part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research series, this IRISS podcast features Professor Roy McConkey, University of Ulster, speaking about the promotion of social inclusion of people with learning disabilities.

Disabled people's costs of living

It is well known that disabled people face additional costs to enable them to meet their needs. However, there has been no clear evidence about the true extent of these costs. This research, conducted by the Centre for Research in Social Policy with the support of Disability Alliance, presents budget standards for groups of disabled people who have different needs arising from physical or sensory impairments.

Improving the patient experience: sharing success in mental health and learning disabilities - the King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment programme

This publication celebrates the successes of 47 schemes completed by the 46 NHS Trusts in England who took part in the King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment, a nurse-led environmental improvement programme to improve the environment in which they delivered care. Through the programme, the Department of Health and The King's Fund hoped to raise awareness and understanding among NHS staff about how to bring about practical, value-for-money environmental improvements.

Autism in Mind

Autism in Mind (AIM), based in England, provides support and information to parents, carers, young people and families living with autistic spectrum disorder, and aims to make a positive difference to the lives of families living with autism. It has set up several on-line support and information groups for parents and carers to access. The AIM DIET highlights the issues within Diagnosis – Intervention – Education and Training, needed to be addressed by the government.