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Jobs for the boys - and girls

Author:
CANHAM Kathy
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, December 2008, pp.16-18.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The Realistic Opportunities for Supported Employment (ROSE) project run by Havering College in Essex places people with learning disabilities into paid employment and supports them until they feel able to hold down the job. ROSE has an 80% success rate. This article looks at how the project works.

Journal article

Supported employment for people with learning disabilities: the case of full-time work

Author:
McINALLY George
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 13(3), October 2008, pp.42-46.
Publisher:
Emerald

North Lanarkshire Council's supported employment has achieved a reputation for delivering full-time work for people who have learning disabilities. Since 1999, the service has accessed 175 jobs, and current supports 127 individuals who work more than 16 hours a week. This article describes how the approach taken by North Lanarkshire can be adopted by other authorities.

Journal article

Chopping and changing

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Viewpoint, May 2008, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Mencap/Gateway

Chopsticks is a not-for-profit supported employment scheme in Northallerton that converts wood that no-one else wants and sells it on to local business and people as a carbon-neutral source of fuel. This article presents an overview of the enterprise with employs people with learning disabilities.

Journal article

Putting people at the heart of services

Author:
ROWAN Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 20(3), February 2007, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The author looks at supported volunteering which provides extra support to people with learning difficulties and other needs to enable them to work as volunteers. She draws on her experience at Nugent Care where she worked to set up and develop the Step Up supported volunteering project and the Connect Volunteer Friendship Scheme with older people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

In control

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 1, Summer 2005, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Describes the In Control project, developed by the Valuing People Support Team, Mencap, Paradigm, Helen Sanderson Associates and the North West Training and Development Team. The project helps people with learning difficulties taking control of the money that pays for their services, and through this taking control of their lives.

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Delivering high quality end of life care for people who have a learning disability: resources and tips for commissioners, service providers and health and social care staff

Authors:
NHS ENGLAND, PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
NHS England
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
57
Place of publication:
Redditch

This ‘top tips’ guide aims to support commissioners, providers and clinicians to reduce inequalities in palliative and end of life for people with a learning disability, focusing on ‘The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care’. These six ambitions, which provide a framework for national and local health and care system leaders to take action to improve palliative and end of life care, are: Each person is seen as an individual; Each person gets fair access to care; Maximising comfort and wellbeing; Care is coordinated; All staff are prepared to care; Each community is prepared to help. This document sets how to achieve each ambition, signposts relevant tools and resources and provides good practice examples. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Adapting compassion focused therapy for an adult with a learning disability: a case study

Authors:
COOPER Rosalind, FREARSON Julia
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45(2), 2017, pp.142-150.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Background: Joe was referred to the Community Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT) for support around low mood and overeating. Initial formulation suggested compassion focused therapy (CFT) as an intervention. The evidence base for using CFT with people with learning disabilities is currently limited. Materials and Methods: Adaptations were made to the CFT framework, accounting for Joe's learning disability. A case study design was used to investigate the effectiveness of intervention. Joe attended 13 sessions of assessment, formulation and intervention. Client feedback was incorporated to assess suitability of the CFT approach and adaptations made. Results and Conclusions: Changes in scores on outcome measures were limited. However, findings from this exploratory study suggest that CFT can be meaningfully adapted for use within the field of learning disabilities. Implications for clinical practice and directions for future research are discussed. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

Service with a smile

Author:
PARTON Dan
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 15(5), September/October 2015, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Reports on how an apprenticeship at a social enterprise cafe has given one young woman with learning disabilities the possibility of bright future in the catering industry. Apprentices working at the Unity Kitchen Cafe in London work in the cafe for a year in order to complete their NVQ Level 2 in catering. They then work with an employment advisor to help them move into paid employment. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Rising stock

Author:
PARTON Dan
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 15(4), July/August 2015, pp.28-23.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Apulstock is a one day music event aimed at people with learning disabilities that has been running since 2012. The event is organised by the Apuldram Center, a charity that provides services and supported living to people with learning disabilities. This article reports on the how the event is organised, the benefits for those attending and the potential for the model to be replicated by other learning disability organisation. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Cleaning up

Author:
PARTON Dan
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 15(1), January 2015, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The Chartity Hft runs two environmentally friendly car cleaning services in Gloucester and Stroud, which help young people with learning disabilities develop vital job skills in paid employment. The initiative offers work experience for up to 12 weeks for one day a week. Although the work experience is unpaid, a job coach works alongside the young person throughout this time. Individuals can then apply for vacancies as they arise. The long term goal is to offer NVQs in customer service skills and other qualifications to their employees. (Original abstract)

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