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Journal article

The sound of silence

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 20.7.95, 1995, p.10.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Research has shown that large numbers of adults with learning difficulties have severe hearing impairments, which are going undetected by practitioners. Investigates why hearing problems are not being picked up.

Journal article

Your guide to the Mental Capacity Bill

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 27.7.04, 2004, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at the main areas of the Mental Capacity Bill, which covers England and Wales.

Journal article

Your guide to: April deadlines

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 29.03.05, 2005, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Care and Health

April 1st is often the date on which all or part of legislation or programmes are implemented. The author provides an overview of changes to look out for on 1 April 2005. Provides details on Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004, Carers' Grant, Children Act 2004, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, Learning Disabilities Development Fund, Protection of title of social workers, and changes in the sentencing of offenders.

Journal article

Valuing people

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 28, 29.1.03, 2003, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Outlines progress to date with the Valuing People White paper, and highlights key issues for practice and practitioners.

Journal article

Rules of engagement

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.9.95, 1995, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Investigates whether user-led groups are in danger of being taken over by professionals, and even politicians, who claim to speak for service users.

Journal article

Seeing the light of day

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.2.91, 1991, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Lincolnshire SSD, in conjunction with local health authorities and voluntary organisations has increased its day care provision for people with mental handicaps, a process of change required by the closure of two hospitals and the consequent discharge of over five hundred people

Journal article

The test of time

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 38, 18.6.03, 2003, pp.16-18.
Publisher:
Care and Health

A fifth of adults with learning difficulties live with elderly parent. This article looks at how well the social care sector is serving this population of carers.

Journal article

Mission impossible?

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.3.01, 2001, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at how a social worker dealt with a teenager with learning difficulties and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Journal article

A sensitive mission

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.1.00, 2000, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author talks to members of an older people's team who performed a delicate balancing act to protect an elderly widow and her daughter with learning difficulties without upsetting family relationships.

Journal article

Independent support

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 10.12.98, 1998, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author looks at the risks involved in providing support to someone with learning difficulties who doesn't recognise their own needs.

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