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Book

Day services in the nineties for people with learning difficulties in Northern Ireland

Authors:
FLYNN Margaret, THOMAS Derek
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Department of Health and Social Services. Social Services Insp
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
Belfast
Journal article

Joint investigation into the provision of services for people with learning disabilities at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust

Author:
FLYNN Margaret
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 8(3), November 2006, pp.28-32.
Publisher:
Emerald

The author summarises some of the key findings and recommendations from the 'Joint Investigation into the Provision of Public Services for People with Learning Disabilities at Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust'.

Book

Normal lives: the financial circumstances of people with learning disabilities

Authors:
DAVIS Ann, MURRAY Jean, FLYNN Margaret
Publisher:
National Development Team
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
35p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Manchester

Accounts of the lives of 13 people with learning difficulties revealing considerable financial hardship and high levels of dependency on benefits.

Book

Dying matters: a workbook on caring for people with learning disabilities who are terminally ill

Authors:
BROWN Hilary, BURNS Sophie, FLYNN Margaret
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
132p.,loose-leaf
Place of publication:
London

Dying Matters is a workbook for support staff and managers in learning disability services to help them address the needs of people with learning disabilities who are dying, and to explore their role in providing care and support. It will assist staff and managers to talk together about how to support someone in their service who is dying and/or plan ahead for the time when someone in their service needs care through terminal illness. It will also provide a guide to the roles of healthcare professionals and how best to communicate and work with them in the best interests of the dying person. The workbook is based on a research study funded by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities as part of the Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) programme. It includes case studies of people who had been terminally ill while living in a range of residential services. People with learning disabilities should have good support and care when they are terminally ill. What does this mean in practice for staff working in residential and group settings? How can hospice staff best address the needs of people with learning disabilities? How can health professionals, home managers and support staff work together? How can they involve family members sensitively? By exploring the themes in this workbook and planning ahead, everyone can play their part in ensuring that there will be a range of high quality care and support consistently available to people with learning disabilities when they are dying.

Journal article

Winterbourne – questions should be asked at the highest level

Authors:
CITARELLA Vic, FLYNN Margaret
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 26(1), 2013, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

This article summarises the findings from the serious case review related to Winterbourne View Hospital. Castlebeck Ltd, the owner of Winterbourne View Hospital, took the financial rewards without any accountability. It placed adults with learning disabilities and autism under the supervision of poorly paid and untrained staff. It did not challenge the frequency with which physical restraint were deployed. It also failed to act on the complaints and concerns of patients, relatives or of visiting professionals. The article concludes that although the sentencing of staff will bring the criminal justice process to a legal conclusion, this will not address the more urgent issue of corporate responsibility at the highest level.

Journal article

Resilience in families with children and adult members with intellectual disabilities: tracing elements of a psycho-social model

Authors:
GRANT Gordon, RAMCHARAN Paul, FLYNN Margaret
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20(6), November 2007, pp.563-575.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This paper seeks to illumine how families with children and adult members with intellectual disabilities manage to manifest a buoyant and durable capacity over time. It is therefore concerned centrally with the idea of resilience. Drawing from diverse theoretical literatures from child development and protection and gerontology, the paper begins with a review of constructions of resilience. In an attempt to assess where there seems to be support for resilience in families, the core of the paper tests empirical evidence about positive experiences of families supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities against the theoretical literature on resilience. The findings are used to suggest conditions under which resilience is produced and maintained, and to identify emergent elements of a psycho-social model of resilience in families with children and adult members with intellectual disabilities.

Journal article

Bron's legacy - a lesson that must not be ignored

Authors:
FLYNN Margaret, et al
Journal article citation:
Llais, 77, Summer 2005, pp.3-7.
Publisher:
Learning Disability Wales

This article describes Cartrefi Cymru's experience of supporting a tenant with a learning disability in secondary care. It presents a diary of events towards the end of the clients life, and raises concerns about practice at the interface of health and social care in Wales.

Journal article

Challenging poor practice, abusive practice and inadequate complaints procedures: a personal narrative

Author:
FLYNN Margaret
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 6(3), November 2004, pp.34-44.
Publisher:
Emerald

The impetus for this paper was the Channel 5 documentary 'Who cares for Gary?' and the combined efforts of the author, her family and friends to challenge practice within one of the units featured. Outlines how a man who had lived in his own flat for 20 years, with the support from his family and a community learning disability team, managed by the Manchester Learning Disability Partnership, ended up in an unregistered and abusive service. Also discusses the authors experience of using Manchester social services department's complaints procedures.

Journal article

Warning: health choices can kill

Authors:
FLYNN Margaret, KEYWOOD Kirsty, FOVARGUE Sara
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 5(1), February 2003, pp.30-34.
Publisher:
Emerald

The White Paper 'Valuing people' is shaped by the principles of legal and civil rights, independence, choice and inclusion. This article argues that in matters of health that are not within the experiences of adults with learning difficulties, a duty of care should override choice.

Journal article

Participation in health care decision-making by adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
FOVARGUE Sara, KEYWOOD Kirsty, FLYNN Margaret
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 3(10), June 2000, pp.341-344.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Reports the findings of a qualitative study into decision-making on health care issues by people with learning disabilities. It suggests that they are largely excluded from the process, and that this contributes to the known difficulties in obtaining equity of access.

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