Dept of Health

Human Rights Materials for use by People with Learning Disabilities - a report from DoH

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Guidance, Dept of Health, Learning disabilities and Equalities
Type: 
Guidance

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.

For a full list of resources, follow this link;

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/Publicati...

Department of Health response to the public's comments on The Coalition: Our Programme for Government on social care and disability

Publisher: 
HM Government and Dept of Health
Topics: 
Dept of Health, Disability, Welfare reform and Social care
Type: 
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.

Estimating Future Numbers of Adults with Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities in England

Publisher: 
Dept of Health and Centre for Disability Research
Topics: 
Dept of Health, Learning disabilities, research and Economic development
Type: 
Report

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.

Prioritising need in the context of Putting People First: A whole system approach to eligibility for social care

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Local authorities, Dept of Health and Social care
Type: 
Response

Response to the consultation on the revision of the Fair Access to Care Services guidance to support councils to determine eligibility for social care services.

Also included is the original consultation and the outcomes document.

Overarching report of findings from the Adult Autism Strategy consultation activities - DoH report

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Dept of Health and Autism
Type: 
Report

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.

Independent reports on promoting health and well-being

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Dept of Health, research, Health and Wellbeing and Health
Type: 
Report

A group of independent experts have published their reports on health and well-being, specifically focussing on the prevention of ill health.

*Richard Reeves considered what the role of the state should be in relation to people’s health and well-being, specifically focussing on the prevention of ill-health

* Geoff Mulgan considered the lessons we can learn about influencing healthier lifestyle choices from fields such as behavioural economics, psychology and marketing

DoH guides to self-directed support

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Dept of Health, Older people, Mental health, Disability, Carers and Personalisation
Type: 
Guidance

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.

Fulfilling and rewarding lives: the strategy for adults with autism in England - DoH report

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Dept of Health, Autism, Strategy and Social care
Type: 
Report

The strategy sets a clear framework for all mainstream services across the public sector to work together for adults with autism. There is a follow up evaluation report also on the Knowledge Base at;

http://base-uk.org/knowledge/department-health-framework-autism-services

Dept of Health Business Plan 2011-2015

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Dept of Health
Type: 
Business Plan

The Department of Health business plan for 2011-15 setting out five structural reform priorities.

Department of Health guidance on accessible information for people with learning disabilities

Publisher: 
Dept of Health
Topics: 
Guidance, Dept of Health and Learning disabilities
Type: 
Guidance

The good practice guidance is aimed at people who commission easy read information for people with learning disabilities. This guidance is primarily for public sector organisations at a local and national level, but also for other organisations who produce public information specifically for people with learning disabilities, or anyone involved in commissioning Easy Read materials

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