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Reach: standards in supported living

Author:
GITSHAM Nicola, KINSELLA Peter, HILSON Nicola
Publisher:
Paradigm
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
100p.
Place of publication:
Birkenhead

This publication provides a clear definition of Supported Living together with a set of standards, best practice targets that can be applied to any service which says ‘we do Supported Living’. It focuses in particular on supported living for people with learning difficulties.

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National care standards: care homes for people with learning disabilities

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
82p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This paper sets out the National Care Standards as they apply to care homes for people with learning disabilities.

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Day care settings: minimum standards

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Publisher:
Northern Ireland. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
115p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

This document sets out minimum standards for day care settings in Northern Ireland whether provided by the independent or statutory sectors. The standards specify the arrangements, facilities and procedures that need to be in place to ensure the delivery of a quality service. These services are targeted at persons aged 18 years and over. They are designed to meet the assessed needs of individuals for care, support, supervision or rehabilitation by reason of mental illness, functional impairment, cognitive impairment, learning disability, ill-health, age, family, or life circumstances. These standards apply to a place where persons in need of prescribed services may attend for the purposes of assessment, rehabilitation or counselling but where they are not provided with board or accommodation; day care delivered in a residential care or nursing home setting, as appropriate; and services provided as outreach from a day care setting, as relevant and appropriate.

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National care standards: care homes for people with learning disabilities

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
78p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Edition:
Rev ed.

The National Care Standards Committee was set up by the Scottish Government to develop national standards in collaboration with a number of working groups including service users and service providers. They are designed to be from the point of view of service users to help them to understand what they can expect from the service provider. They may also be of use to service providers to help them know what is expected of them. The standards in this publication cover care homes for people with learning disabilities. These services provide accommodation together with nursing and personal care or support to people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities as other people. These standards aim to make sure that people with learning disabilities keep these rights and responsibilities when they are staying in a care home. The standards are grouped under 4 headings: before moving in; settling in; day-to-day life; and moving on.

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National service framework for children, young people and maternity services: continence issues for a child with learning difficulties

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
London

This practice guidance describes a care pathway and the considerations which apply at each stage in supporting a child with continence issues relating to a learning difficulty. A exemplar case of a child called Robert, who has learning disabilities and continence problems is used to describe the journal through NHS treatment. For each stage in the journey the relevant standards from the National Standards Framework theme are identified and additional evidence and/or document links provided. Key messages are also summarised. The material forms one of a series of example patient journeys that have been produced to support the National service framework for children, young people and maternity services. The primary audience is professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, including: education, social services and the voluntary sector. It will also be of interest to parents, children and young people.

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National service framework for children, young people and maternity services: continence

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health, GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Children, Schools and Families
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
London

Continence issues form a part of the national service framework for children, young people and maternity services. This exemplar describes a patient journey and the considerations that apply to each stage in addressing the issues.

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Guidance on standards for the residential care of people with learning disabilities/mental handicap

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health. Social Services Inspectorate
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
98p.
Place of publication:
London

Document intended to offer guidance and information for those providing residential care for people with learning disabilities who are unable to live in the community. The emphasis is on quality of care, management and environment.

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Care and treatment review code and toolkit: a guide for commissioners, panel members and people who provide support

Author:
NHS ENGLAND
Publisher:
NHS England
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
50
Place of publication:
Leeds

This framework aims to ensure that Care and treatment reviews (CTRs) for adults with learning disabilities or autism who have been, or are about to be, admitted to a specialist mental health or learning disability hospital are delivered to a consistently high standard across England. It also provides tools to help commissioners carry out CTRs. It details the main principles which should be upheld by the CTR panel, which include that CTRs should be person and family centred; rights led; holistic to cover the needs of the whole person; co-produced; and evidence-based. It also outlines the standards for each principle and the criteria that should be used to evaluate the standards in practice. It also outlines the roles of CTR experts by experience and clinical experts; provides a checklist for commissioners and providers to use; and a set of discharge steps and standards to help navigate through the discharge process. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Learning disabilities: identifying and managing mental health problems: QS142

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
London

NICE quality standard covering the prevention, assessment and management of mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings, including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice. The standard describes what high-quality care looks like in five priority areas. The five quality statements for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems are: for annual health checks to include a review of mental health problems; that mental health assessments are carried out by a professional with expertise in mental health problems; that people with learning disabilities and a serious mental illness have a key worker to coordinate their care; that any psychological interventions are tailored to the preferences of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems; and annually documenting the reasons for continuing antipsychotic drugs. Each quality statement includes the rationale for the statement and suggestions for quality measures that can be used to monitor performance to the standard. (Edited publisher abstract)

Book

Learning disabilities core skills education and training framework: consultation draft

Authors:
SKILLS FOR HEALTH, HEALTH EDUCATION ENGLAND, SKILLS FOR CARE
Publishers:
Skills for Health, Health Education England, Skills for Care
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
82
Place of publication:
Bristol

A draft education and training framework, commissioned by the Department of Health, which sets out the core skills and knowledge which the health and care workforce need to apply in order to deliver quality learning disabilities services. It aims to describe common skills and knowledge that are transferable across different types of service provision. Specialist skills and knowledge are outside the scope of the framework. The framework will also determine the minimum standard for learning disabilities education and training and help to measure if education and training satisfies these standards. The core skills and knowledge are defined at 3 levels: Level 1: knowledge for roles that require general learning disability awareness; Level 2: knowledge and skills for roles that will have some regular contact with people with learning disabilities; and Level 3: knowledge and skills for those working with/caring for people with learning disabilities. The framework includes expected learning outcomes, and will be aligned to relevant quality and regulatory standards. It will be applicable to health and care employers and also educational organisations which train students who will be employed in the health and care workforce. The framework is being developed in parallel with a similar framework for mental health. (Edited publisher abstract)

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