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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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Commentary on “The personalisation challenge: personalisation for people with learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging”

Author:
GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 19(1), 2014, pp.11-16.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the themes of the paper by Lingard et al. on personalisation for people whose behaviour is described as challenging. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on recent reports and the author's experience to describe the context within which development projects are operating and the range of development that is required to support personalised solutions. Findings: There are plenty of resources available to support change; these have limited effect unless the local partners (councils, NHS bodies and others) work together to provide the conditions for success. Originality/value: Evidence is drawn together from a number of current sources. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

Support and services for young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Review, 11(3), September 2006, pp.8-15.
Publisher:
Pier Professional

By the end of this year child and adolescent mental health services will be required to be fully comprehensive and include care pathways for children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems under the Public Service Agreement Targets. In this article the authors describe how services have traditionally served this group, explore the policy context for change and discuss some of the projects currently underway that aim to address the PSA target for later this year.

Journal article

New patterns of care

Author:
GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 13.10.94, 1994, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

Describes how health and social services in Oxfordshire are sharing responsibility for the needs of people with learning disabilities.

Journal article

Learning disability market position statements, are they fit for purpose?

Author:
GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 22(4), 2017, pp.206-210.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the issues raised in the article 'Learning disability market position statements (MPS), are they fit for purpose?' Design/methodology/approach: The commentary draws on the literature and the author’s experience in developing commissioning. Findings: Published documents such as MPS and joint strategic needs assessments do not give an encouraging picture of progress in commissioning with and for people with learning disabilities. Actual commissioning practice may or may not be stronger than the documents suggest; however, more robust planning may help to sustain progress through times of organisational and social change. Originality/value: The commentary sets MPS in the context of other guidance on commissioning and development of services. It addresses questions about the need for published statements and the factors that help or hinder development of commissioning. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Health checks and people with learning disabilities

Authors:
COBB Janet, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison, KERR Mike
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 13(3), October 2008, pp.38-41.
Publisher:
Emerald

This article addresses the need for health checks for people with learning disabilities as a proven route to identifying and tackling health inequalities, what health checks should look like (covering physical and mental health) and how they should be followed, and how practices and primary care trusts (PCTs) can implement health checks, involving people with learning disabilities and family carers and drawing on the expertise of community learning disability teams. Experience from Wales and England of offering health checks is described, and some key learning points are drawn out. It is recommended that appointment of a strategic health facilitator to lead to the introduction of health checks and to ensure that the results are used to improve the health and health care of the population of people with learning disabilities.

Journal article

Support and services for young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Authors:
DAVIES Jill, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 9(3), December 2006, pp.31-39.
Publisher:
Emerald

By the end of 2006 child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) were required to include care pathways for children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health problems under Public Service Agreement Targets. This article describes how services have traditionally served the mental health needs of children and young people with learning disabilities, explores the policy context for change and discusses some of the projects currently underway that aim to address the Public Service Agreement targets for later this year.

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Developing Connexions: young people with disabilities, mental health needs or autistic spectrum disorders

Authors:
ROWLAND-CROSBY Nic, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison, SWIFT Paul
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
141p.
Place of publication:
London

This report outlines a two and half year project evaluating the support offered by the new Connexions Service to young people with learning difficulties, physical impairments, to young deaf people, those with visual impairments, young people experiencing mental health problems or those with autistic spectrum disorders. The project covered five Connexions Services across the country.  Lessons for good practice are outlined and recommendations for future service improvements made.

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Action guide: valuing health for all; primary care trusts and the health of people with learning disabilities

Authors:
GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison, et al
Publisher:
University of London. King's College. Institute for Applied Health and Social Po
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
London

The outcome of a three-year project supported by the Department of Health, the Action Guide promotes the constructive engagement of PCTs in improving health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. Twelve project sites across England explored the strategic and practitioner links needed to address health inequalities and improve access to health services. The ideas and examples in the Action Guide show how the knowledge and expertise of people with learning disabilities themselves and of specialist learning disability staff can help PCTs to deliver and commission better services. Local 'champions' played a key role in ensuring that people with learning disabilities were included in mainstream health priorities and activities such as NSF implementation and the development of PALS. Involvement of self advocates has been a powerful experience in some areas. The project has demonstrated the importance of the linking role that can be played by specialist learning disability health professionals, 'facing both ways' between learning disability and mainstream health services. Practical outputs include training materials for primary health care teams, health checks to act as a basis for Health Action Plans, personal health records in accessible formats, and materials to aid preparation for going to the doctor or hospital.

Journal article

Making connections: learning disability services and primary care groups/trusts

Author:
GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison
Journal article citation:
Managing Community Care, 8(6), December 2000, pp.30-34.
Publisher:
Pavilion

This article affirms the importance of making connections between learning disability services and primary care groups/trusts. Ideas for local action indicate the need for clarity about the roles of learning disability specialists and for determination to continue moving forward during organisational change.

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