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Research into practice

Author:
MANTHORPE Jill
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.11.01, 2001, p.47.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at research into sexual abuse of people with learning difficulties and reforms proposed to safeguard them.

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Responding effectively to students' mental health needs: project report

Authors:
STANLEY Nicky, MANTHORPE Jill, BRADLEY Greta
Publisher:
University of Hull
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Hull

This project was funded under the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Special Initiative to Encourage High Quality Provision for Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.  This initiative offered higher education institutions (HEIs) support in developing their disability services to meet the demands of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 at a time when the numbers and diversity of the student population were increasing.  Throughout the nineties, student counselling services regularly identified concerns about increasing levels of severe mental health problems in the student population, and, as academics, the project team were familiar with the high levels of anxiety generated by individual cases.

Journal article

Older people with learning disabilities: workforce issues

Authors:
HUSSEIN Shereen, MANTHORPE Jill
Journal article citation:
Journal of Integrated Care, 13(1), February 2005, pp.17-23.
Publisher:
Emerald

Life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has increased substantially. Services for older people with learning disabilities are provided by various sectors and practitioners (generic health and social care, or specialist learning disability or old age). Literature suggests practitioners do not feel well-equipped to support people with learning disabilities as they grow older, and older people's services do not always have the opportunity to share experiences and skills. Highlights areas such as dementia support, where the intersection between services is not clear, and explores what might help practitioners meet the needs of people with learning disabilities as they grow older.

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Research into practice

Author:
MANTHORPE Jill
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.5.02, 2002, p.47.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on research that highlights good practice in supporting people with high support needs to make decisions.

Journal article

What can and cannot be learned from serious case reviews of the care and treatment of adults with learning disabilities in England? messages for social workers

Authors:
MANTHORPE Jill, MARTINEAU Stephen
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Social Work, 45(1), 2015, pp.331-348.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) for adults are commissioned to examine the ways in which local professionals and agencies worked together to safeguard a vulnerable adult or take place following harm or death of a vulnerable adult where there are concerns about agencies' actions or engagement. There is no national system in England for their collation or analysis. This paper presents the results of a study investigating SCRs for vulnerable adults where the person who was at risk of harm, harmed or died had a learning disability. Eighteen SCRs were identified and a further three where there are grounds for considering that the victim may have had such a disability. Three themes are presented: staff relationships; family and carers; and biography and chronology to draw out material relevant to social work policy and practice. At a time when the English government has announced plans for SCRs for adults to move to a statutory basis, this paper draws attention to their potential as learning materials, but also the risks of seeing them as presenting a full picture of practice. The case for local flexibility is argued. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

Followers or leaders? What is the role for social care practitioners in annual health checks for adults with learning disabilities?

Authors:
MANTHORPE Jill, MARTINEAU Steven
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 14(1), March 2010, pp.56-66.
Publisher:
Sage
Place of publication:
London

English government policy promotes health checks for adults with learning disabilities based on the need to address lack of access to healthcare services and poor health outcomes for this group of citizens. This paper highlights the findings of a scoping review of the literature carried out in 2009 to examine the implications of a national system of health checks for the work of practitioners in social care services. The review found little in the research literature relevant to social care practice and concluded that there is a need to consider the possible roles of social care staff in initiating health checks. The reviews also suggested the possible involvement of social care staff in decision making around issues of consent, social care practice in recording and implementing the recommendations of such checks. Finally, the review suggested that staff should consider their possible roles as escorts, chaperones and supporters with communications, and that the presence of regulatory scrutiny of their participation in this activity was required.

Journal article

Working on person-centred planning: from amber to green light?

Authors:
DOWLING Sandra, MANTHORPE Jill, COWLEY Sarah
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11(1), March 2007, pp.65-82.
Publisher:
Sage
Place of publication:
London

This article reviews the practice and policy based literature on person-centred planning in learning disability services in England. Its aim is to identify the implications for the workforce in practice. The analysis found that implementation is often described as partial or slow and characterizes reasons for this at a number of levels, including the slow pace of change in service culture and power relations, immutable funding structures, services’ inflexible infrastructures, high levels of staff turnover and lack of training, inexperience among service management, inadequate staff supervision, and ambiguity among some stakeholders. Little substantial critique exists of the model itself. Analysis of the literature further reveals that the implementation of person-centred planning in practice is assisted by policy encouragement, service development and investment, favourable case reports and personal accounts, practitioner enthusiasm and positive evaluations. This article explores these to consider what facilitates the adoption of new elements of practice.

Book

The age of the inquiry: learning and blaming in health and social care

Authors:
STANLEY Nicky, MANTHORPE Jill
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
294p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

The plethora of inquiry reports published in the fields of health and welfare in the 1990s covered the full range of user groups, individuals and institutions. What similarities or differences were there between these inquiries? How effective were they in bringing about change? Whose interest did they best serve? These are some of the questions the book explores in detail, bringing together distinguished contributors with personal experience of chairing or providing evidence to inquiries to consider: the participant's view of inquiries; the purpose of inquiries; the impact of inquiries on health and social policy;· inquiries into: child abuse and death; homicides by mental health service users; the abuse of adults with learning disabilities; and the abuse of older people.

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The great taboo: sexual abuse of older people; edited papers from a conference organised by Action on Elder Abuse on 21 October 1999, London

Editor:
MANTHORPE Jill
Publisher:
Action On Elder Abuse
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
44p.
Place of publication:
London

Proceedings of a conference organised by Action on Elder Abuse, October 1999, London. Papers cover topics such as: what practitioners need to know about the normal sexuality of older people; lessons to be learned from the abuse of adults with learning disabilities; definition of sexual abuse and its particular implications for older people; current law and options for reform; and the particular support needs of older victims.

Journal article

Early onset dementia: a case of ill-timing?

Authors:
TINDALL Linda, MANTHORPE Jill
Journal article citation:
Journal of Mental Health, 6(3), June 1997, pp.237-249.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare
Place of publication:
London

The experience of dementia for individuals and families, when it is a younger person which is affected by the illness, is rarely considered. Existing specialist literature in this area is analysed in this article. Most work is rooted in a medical context but the social impact is important, particularly in relation to issues of the life-course. Examines the case for specialist service provision and argues for the development of new research agendas to locate the experience of early onset dementia (EOD) within a more coherent theoretical framework.

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