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Making written information easier to understand for people with learning disabilities: guidance for people who commission or produce easy read information: revised edition 2010

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
Rev. ed.

Good practice guidance on commissioning and preparing easy read information for people with learning disabilities. Main areas covered include: defining easy read, commissioning material, and involving people with learning disabilities. Short case study examples are included. An additional section briefly covers other formats, such as audio, video/DVD, or interactive CD-ROMs or webpages. Annexes cover: Guidelines for producing Easy Read; Supplementary guidelines for professional typesetting and printing. The document is primarily at local and national public sector organisations who produce public information specifically for people with learning disabilities.

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Valuing people now

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Place of publication:
London

Valuing People Now is a three year cross government strategy for people with learning disabilities. It says that all people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any other. This web resource is for people with learning disabilities, family carers and anyone who works with, or comes into contact with people with learning disabilities. It contains text, video and access to a newsletter. Featured sections include: people with complex needs, black and minority ethnic communities, you as a family carer, and life as a young person. The resource also covers health, housing, employment, transition, personalisation, inclusion, and advocacy.

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Learning disability: campus closure programme revenue grant: 2008-2011

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
14p.
Place of publication:
London

Ring-fenced CSR revenue funding, to help with transitional costs incurred with the reprovision of people with learning disabilities from campus accommodation, is now being allocated. The lettersets out the determination and conditions of the grant and allocations by local authority.

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Government response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights: a life like any other? human rights of adults with learning disabilities

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

The Government introduced the Human Rights Act to make rights drawn from the European Convention on Human Rights enforceable in our domestic Courts. The Government recognises that it is often the most vulnerable in our society, such as people with learning disabilities, who have the greatest need for protection and promotion of their rights under the Human Rights Act and Disability Discrimination legislation. The Joint Committee on Human Rights published its report 'A life like any other? Human rights of adults with learning disabilities' on 6 March 2008. This memorandum sets out the Government response to the conclusions and recommendations in that report.

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Good practice in learning disability nursing

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
63p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This document provides good practice guidance to support learning disability nursing to make a major contribution to the health and well-being of people with a learning disability in the future.

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Keys to partnership: working together to make a difference in people's lives: summary version

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
40p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This document aims to provide practical ideas and suggestions on developing partnerships in adult services for people with learning disabilities. Much of the content will also be of relevance to children's services. Local learning disability partnerships must be developed within the context of the overall national policy framework for partnership.

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Keys to partnership: working together to make a difference in people's lives

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
84p.
Place of publication:
London

This document aims to provide practical ideas and suggestions on developing partnerships in adult services for people with learning disabilities. Much of the content will also be of relevance to children's services.

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The Government's annual report on learning disability 2005: valuing people: making things better

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
London

The Government has to give Parliament a report on learning disability each year. This is the third report since Valuing People

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Development of services for people with learning disabilities (mental handicap) or mental illness in England: Tenth Report prepared pursuant to Section 11 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
London
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Community care: services for people with a mental handicap and people with a mental illness; Government response to the eleventh report from the Social Services Committee session 1989-90

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
HMSO/Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

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