Dept of Health, Learning disabilities and Health and Wellbeing
This progress report has been written for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and Local Government Ombudsman in response to the recommendations in their ‘Six Lives’ report, published in March 2009.
Guidance, Dept of Health, Learning disabilities and Equalities
Human rights training materials and human rights resources were launched on 31 March 2010. This forms a suite of training materials designed for use in training sessions for frontline workers - primarily health and social care workers - supporting people with a learning disability. The resources will assist trainers and interested parties as to the range of materials available.
Dept of Health, Disability, Welfare reform and Social care
Response and Report
Following the May 2010 general election and the formation of the coalition Government, a five year programme for partnership government entitled The Coalition: our programme for government (PFG) was released by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The online version of the document invited members of the public to comment on the contents of the programme and over 9,500 people responded.
Central Government and Policy & research organisations
Dept of Health, Learning disabilities, research and Economic development
The work in this report was conducted by the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) at Lancaster University on behalf of the Department of Health. The aim of the project was to estimate change in the future numbers of adults with profound multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in England over the period 2009 to 2026.
The Department of Health summary of responses to its consultation on a strategy to support adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC). It considered five key themes for delivering change: health, social inclusion, choice and control, awareness raising and access to training and employment.
Dept of Health, Older people, Mental health, Disability, Carers and Personalisation
1) Planning together: peer support and self-directed support.
This report shows how it is possible to build disabled people and carers' own support planning skills, rather than relying solely on professional solutions. It includes examples of how councils have worked in partnership with local people using services, user led and voluntary organisations, to transfer planning skills to other people using services.
2) Support planning and brokerage for older people and people with mental health difficulties.