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Relationship building

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 9.6.11, 2011, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

A Leeds based project which supports people with learning disabilities to develop friendships and relationships, helping to combat isolation and loneliness and improving health and wellbeing is described. Luv2meetU receives funding from the Big Lottery, councils and support provider Hft. Anecdotal evidence shows improvements in members' confidence, health and well-being. The project was nominated for an award at the Laing & Buisson independent specialist care awards.

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The 'practical idealist'

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.6.09, 2009, p.28.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Lucy Bolden, who works for the disability charity Papworth Trust, has been recognised as an Excellence Network champion by Community Care. This article looks at her commitment and work with the Foundations for Living project.

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Marriages of convenience

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.8.08, 2008, pp.24-26.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The exploitation of people with learning disabilities in forced marriages has only recently come to light, but it is a practice that has gone for years. The author discusses some of the reasons behind this practice and what can be done to protect vulnerable adults.

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Safari, so good

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.2.08, 2008, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Not-for-profit organisation Dimensions ran a competition last year to make 50 dreams come true for people with learning disabilities it supports. This article looks at how one persons dream to see animals in the wild in Africa came true, and also briefly reports on four other dreams that came true.

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We're all going on a holiday...

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.8.07, 2007, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author looks at the problems service users with learning disabilities face when going on holiday, and at the holiday organisations that actively welcome this group of people.

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Buzzing since I came back...

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.05.06, 2006, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

One of the winners of the Isabel Schwarz Fellowship Award tells the author about his trip to Tulsa and New York to learn more about how US agencies support people with learning difficulties.

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Matchmakers

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.01.06, 2006, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

There are huge barriers in the way of people with learning difficulties when it comes to dating someone with a similar disability. This article looks at a north London project, Stars in the Sky, which won the overall prize in the Community Care Awards for its innovative work in breaking down these barriers.

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The ballon has deflated

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.6.04, 2004, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Three years ago Valuing People set out a vision of independence and choice for people with learning difficulties. Reports on the frustation some service users and support groups feel about the pace of change

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Less equal than others?

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.8.03, 2003, pp.24-26.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on recent cases which illustrate that people with learning difficulties are still being treated as second class citizens by the health service, despite the government's Valuing People policies and targets for health action plans.

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Learning to love safely

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.3.02, 2002, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Gay people with learning difficulties have few outlets through which to explore their sexuality and little support from their carers, leaving many isolated or ever in danger. Searches for some solutions.

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