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Supporting self-advocacy

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 31.01.08, 2008, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article draws on SCIE's 'Position Paper 6: Supporting Self-Advocacy' to highlight how best to support self-advocacy services for people with learning disabilities.

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Commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, EMERSON Eric, et al
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
London

SCIE knowledge review on commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning disabilities who are labelled as having complex needs and/or challenging behaviour. This review addresses concerns about the number of adults with learning disabilities receiving various forms of supported accommodation services who are living away from the communities to which they belong (ie, are ‘placed out-of-area’).

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Learning disabilities: barriers to choice in residential services

Authors:
WALTON Chris, FINLAY Mick, SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 31.7.08, 2008, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

A recent study has revealed the extent of the obstacles to choice and control in residential settings for people with learning disabilities. In the first part of this article the first two authors highlight the key messages for practice. In the second part of the article the Social Care Institute for Excellence provides an overview of other research and resources on residential services and learning disabilities.

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Dignity in care: choice and control

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
13 minutes 30 seconds
Place of publication:
London

Everyone has the right to make choices about how they live and how their support is provided. This film shows how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control. Three examples shown are owning a budgerigar; deciding between mince with dumplings or a roast chicken dinner; and going shopping. The young men with learning disabilities who draw up their preferred shopping list travel to town unsupported, buy the food, come back and cook it and then eat it. It's important to take time to understand and know the person, their previous lives and past achievements, and to support people to develop things like ‘life story books'. If you treat people as equals, you can make sure they remain in control of what happens to them. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Lucy's treatment

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2011
Place of publication:
London

This film is a drama set in an accident and emergency department. Lucy is a woman with Down’s syndrome who is resisting treatment for a dog bite. She is with her mother when the nurse comes to assess her. The nurse does not communicate well with Lucy. She is doing a pressurised job, but this cannot excuse her behaviour towards Lucy. The nurse also makes a common mistake of believing she can’t provide treatment which goes against her patient’s wishes. It is Lucy’s mother who explains that where a person lacks capacity to make a decision about treatment, the decision must be made in the person’s best interests. Lucy is given a tetanus injection using a limited amount of restraint. NB This film is no longer available to view.

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Roger's assessment

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2011
Place of publication:
London

Actors have been used in this film. Roger is a man with learning disabilities living in a supported living service. An assessment of his mental capacity to make different financial decisions is being undertaken by Tracey, a social worker. Tracey decided to do the assessment after concerns were raised that staff working with Roger were crossing the line between supporting him to make financial decisions and making some financial decisions for him. The assessment covers different types of financial decisions including day-to-day expenditure and paying household bills. This film has now been revised and is available under the new title: 'Mental Capacity Act: making decisions about money.'

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Information needs of young people during transition

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.8.07, 2007, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article draws on SCIE's work to highlight the evidence on the information and support needs of young people with learning disabilities in transition from children's to adults' services.

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Easy read: LGBTQI+ disabled people using self-directed support

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
8
Place of publication:
London

An easy read version of SCIE's At a glance resource providing information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex (LGBTQI+) disabled people who use self-directed support and who employ personal assistants (PAs) or support workers. It is based on research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research and carried out by a partnership of the University of Bristol, Regard, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Stonewall. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Mental Capacity Act: making decisions about money

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
16 minutes 21 seconds
Place of publication:
London

Actors have been used in this short film. Roger is a man with learning disabilities living in a supported living service. An assessment of his mental capacity to make different financial decisions is being undertaken by Tracey, a social worker. The assessment covers different types of financial decisions including day-to-day expenditure and paying household bills. This film was previously available under the title: 'Roger's assessment.' (Publisher abstract)

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Safeguarding adults: teaching people to protect themselves

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
6 minutes 40 seconds
Place of publication:
London

This short film shows how training for people with learning disabilities can help them to protect themselves from abuse. People are helped to recognise what abuse is and to understand that they can and should say no. Each session involves a paid co-trainer who is an adult with learning disabilities. The training has also been adapted for groups of older people, people with physical disabilities and people who misuse substances. This film was previously available under the title: 'Safeguarding adults: a prevention project.' (Edited publisher abstract)

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