Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'learning disabilities'.
- Reaching out to Carers Innovation fund reports: Transition Affects Carers Too
Organisation: Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions CICCarers of young people with learning disabilities are faced with difficult decisions when their child leaves full time education. Their assumptions and expectations may disable the whole family if the young person is never to be seen as an adult because of their condition.
- Valuing People Now
There is a national website for Valuing People Now, which includes a regional page for the East Midlands. Find out more about Valuing People Now and the work in the East Midlands at this Department of Health website.
- Older Family Carers Initiative
Torbay older family carers' initiative is an independent, confidential service that provides support to carers over 60. It was commissioned by the Learning disability Partnership Board in 2003 and helps older carers plan for the future.
- Shaping the market in learning disabilities
- At a glance 5: Mental Capacity Act 2005
This SCIE summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 for England and Wales. The MCA promotes and safeguards decision-making within a legal framework by: empowering people to make decisions for themselves where possible, protecting people who lack capacity; allowing people to plan ahead.
- Protocol for supporting disabled parents
This draft protocol from Coventry social services department aims to clarify how to respond to requests from disabled parents for support in caring for their children. It aims to clarify the position for all parties (parents, adults' and children's social workers) in order to better manage expectations.
- Working together to support disabled parents
This SCIE resource guide explains how to develop inter-agency protocols to support families where parents have additional needs related to physical and/or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health, drug and alcohol-related problems or serious illnesses. The guidance is based on policy and legislative frameworks for adults' and children's services.
- Working together for change: using person-centred information for commissioning
The Department of Health worked with a group of councils, providers, community organisations and people using services to test and refine a method for collating and analysing person-centred information for use in strategic commissioning. We called this process Working together for change.