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Learning with families: a training resource

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
108p., videocassette
Place of publication:
London

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has developed a training resource with a difference - family carers, who are also encouraged to deliver the training alongside professionals, developed the contents to train staff working in learning disability services.

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The lives of people with learning disabilities: a policy briefing

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing examines how current government policies across the UK, and particularly in England, impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities. It identifies gaps and suggests ways forward, drawing on the research, projects and development work of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.

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PMLD Network partnership board survey 2004

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

The survey found that whilst just over half of the Partnership Boards who replied felt they were taking forward some or all of these actions the majority were interested in receiving help to be inclusive of the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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What is important to you?: a booklet for people with learning disabilities

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
London

This booklet contains information about the things that people with learning disabilities said are important for them. It helps them to think about what is important in their life and to to tell others what they need.

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Adapting delivery of the Thinking Skills Programme to include prisoners with learning disabilities: project report

Authors:
GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison, et al, FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
10
Place of publication:
London

The Thinking Skills Programme helps prisoners to understand their behaviour, make better choices and set positive goals, all of which help to reduce their chance of reoffending. The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (part of the Mental Health Foundation) was awarded a grant by the Department of Health (DH) to adapt delivery of TSP for offenders with learning disabilities. This report outlines the work done at the Foundation to adapt the course structure, sessions and resources. It notes the initial piloting of the programme at HMP Whatton, the subsequent revision of manuals and other material, and further pilots at HMP Wakefield and HMP Wymott. The feasibility was subjected to what is known as “realistic evaluation”, which found good evidence of benefits for the 22 offenders participating, and which will meet the needs of offender with learning disabilities, whether in custody or in community settings. (Original abstract)

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Learning difficulties and ethnicity: updating a framework for action: accessible summary

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
London

Learning Difficulties and Ethnicity – A Framework for Action was published in 2004. This easy read edition of the update draws attention to the continuing relevance of its key messages together with information on the priority areas from Valuing People Now. There is a simplified action plan for action that should be taken locally and how to track progress. The update will be of interest to a wide range of local people and agencies involved in identifying and addressing the needs of people with learning difficulties from BME communities, and will be of particular relevance for commissioners and providers in local authorities and other statutory agencies, as well as local providers, who all have duties to take certain actions. Learning Disability Partnership Boards, Local Involvement Networks and the new Health and Wellbeing Boards should also use the Framework to ensure progress is made locally and to hold the statutory bodies to account.

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Learning difficulties and ethnicity: updating a framework for action

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
38p.
Place of publication:
London

Learning Difficulties and Ethnicity – A Framework for Action was published in 2004. This update draws attention to the continuing relevance of its key messages together with information on the priority areas from Valuing People Now. There is a simplified action plan for action that should be taken locally and how to track progress. The update will be of interest to a wide range of local people and agencies involved in identifying and addressing the needs of people with learning difficulties from BME communities, and will be of particular relevance for commissioners and providers in local authorities and other statutory agencies, as well as local providers, who all have duties to take certain actions. Learning Disability Partnership Boards, Local Involvement Networks and the new Health and Wellbeing Boards should also use the Framework to ensure progress is made locally and to hold the statutory bodies to account.

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Making us count: identifying and improving mental health support for young people with learning disabilities

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
141p.
Place of publication:
London

This report has been written with care managers, senior service managers, commissioners of services and interested practitioners in mind. It aims to explore the issues of mental health needs as understood by young people themselves and their family carers. To present their views about the gaps in services, what they find helpful and what kinds of support they would like to be available highlight some new and exciting approaches to addressing the mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities and to recommend ways in which services and support can be improved for both young people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

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Personalisation briefing: implications for community learning disability staff

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing summarises the key implications of the personalisation agenda for community-based health and social care staff supporting people with a learning disability. The briefing focuses on personal budgets, direct payments and self-directed support. Three short case examples are included to show the different ways in which people with learning disabilities have used their direct payments.

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Connecting people diagnostic toolkit

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
London

Research into what makes community connecting effective suggests that some organisations are better placed than others to deliver an effective service. This tool is based upon those findings. It is designed to highlight what is believed to be the necessary conditions for establishing a good connecting service for people with learning disabilities. In other words the authors believe that organisations that are doing well in the areas listed here have the best chance of getting it right. The tool should generate an accurate appraisal of organisational readiness to think about community connecting. That outcome depends on organisational willingness to be both honest about what is done now. The tool is divided into six main areas: your organisation; values and culture; the services you offer; meeting individual needs; you staff; and supervision and mentoring.

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