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An easy guide to direct payments in Scotland: giving you choice and control over your social work services

Author:
SCOTTISH CONSORTIUM FOR LEARNING DISABILITY
Publisher:
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

A book aimed at people who may be using direct payments. It outlines how direct payments work and the new rules covering direct payments which started in June 2003. It uses picture case studies to illustrate how direct payments work.

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Am I making myself clear?: Mencap's guidelines for accessible writing

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

This pamphlet gives advice about how to write with consideration for people with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties.

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All change: transition into adult life: a resource for young people with learning difficulties, family carers and professionals

Authors:
MALLETT Robina, POWER Margaret, HESLOP Pauline
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
246p.
Place of publication:
Brighton

Transition can be a particularly complicated and stressful experience for a young person with disabilities and his or her family. All change looks at the process of transition in England and the main issues and choices that may arise, both in the lives of young people with learning difficulties and for their families. This resource is aimed at young people with learning difficulties as they pass through transition into adult life, as well as their family carers and professionals. It covers what happens when the young person leaves school, the choices they might need to make about further education, work, housing and leisure, the transition to adult services and the different options and types of support that are available

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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)

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Good for business: the benefits of employing people with a learning disability

Author:
MENCAP
Publisher:
MENCAP
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
16
Place of publication:
London

A guide for employers outlining the business case for employing people with a learning disability. The paper sets out the economic benefits of employing people with a learning disability and the evidence on their work performance and employment costs, looking at willingness and ability to work and reliability. It suggests that championing inclusion can help boost staff morale, which can have a positive contribution on the work output of an organisation. In addition, employing people with a learning disability can promote diversity in the workplace and can help a company to maintain a positive reputation for corporate social responsibility. The document also describes Mencap supported employment services, which provide tailored support throughout the entire process – from recruitment through to on-the-job support and beyond. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Co-production in transforming care: checking if co-production is happening

Author:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Publisher:
Local Government Association
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
17
Place of publication:
London

This guide explains what co-production means, how to check if co-production is happening, and what Transforming Care Partnerships can do to support co-production. Transforming Care Partnerships are the groups of people working together to improve services and support for people with a learning disability and people with autism who display behaviour that challenges. The guide suggests that key indicators that co-production is happening include: there is a co-produced policy on co-production that shows the way everyone will work; there is a clear plan on co-production that has been co-produced; how the Transforming Care Partnership works is built on the co-production principles; all communication is open and easy to understand; and there is evidence of a ‘shift in power’ to people and families from professionals. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Registering the right support: CQC's policy on registration and variations to registration for providers supporting people with learning disabilities

Author:
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Publisher:
Care Quality Commission
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
26
Place of publication:
London

This policy statement provides guidance on handling new applicants for registration and applications to vary registration from providers of services for people with learning disabilities. It aims to guide registration managers and inspectors in their assessments of providers of services for people with learning disabilities, and to help them decide whether to grant or refuse registration applications, or applications to make variations to registration. The statement covers the opening a new specialist assessment and treatment unit or hospital; the opening a new care home or location for supported living; and new applications for registration. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Learning disability health toolkit

Author:
TURNING POINT
Publisher:
Turning Point
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
111
Place of publication:
Leamington Spa

This toolkit is designed to help making sure that people with learning disabilities are healthy and well, improving the knowledge, skills and confidence of staff in advocating and monitoring the healthcare needs of people with learning difficulties. The toolkit provides essential information around consent and capacity, primary and secondary care and mental health. It describes a number of common medical conditions, including conditions relating to men’s health and women’s health, and explains in detail what to look for, what actions to take and how to monitor effectively. (Edited publisher abstract)

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NHS learning disability employment: tools and guidance

Authors:
NHS EMPLOYERS, NHS ENGLAND
Publisher:
NHS Employers
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
29
Place of publication:
Leeds

Practical steps and an overview of available tools designed to encourage employment for people with learning disabilities in NHS organisations. The aim of these tools and guidance is to raise awareness, highlight good practice and break down some of the barriers that both employers and potential employees may face, helping create a culture which welcomes people with learning disabilities. This guidance is structured around five building blocks, taking potential employers and managers through the process of recruiting and employing someone with a learning disability. The building blocks are: getting started; being an accessible employer; identifying real jobs; advertising and recruitment; and employment. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Using medication to manage behaviour problems among adults with a learning disability: quick reference guide

Authors:
DEB Shoumitro, CLARKE David, UNWIN Gemma
Publisher:
University of Birmingham
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
43p.
Place of publication:
Birmingham

This quick reference guide has been produced to provide advice to people who are considering prescribing medication to manage behaviour problems among adults (aged 18 years and over) with a learning disability. It does not consider in any detail the indications for choosing specific medication to manage behaviour problems among adults with a learning disability. Rather, it provides recommendations for clinical practice surrounding the use of medication to manage behaviour problems among adults with a learning disability. All relevant medication and related issues are considered. The guide is divided into the following sections: initiation of treatment (assessment, formulation, and treatment plan); monitoring of treatment; discontinuation of treatment; high-dose medication; poly-prescribing; intramuscular (IM) medication; rapid tranquilisation; as required (PRN) prescribing; communication and information sharing; interdisciplinary working; consent and capacity; and the referral pathway.

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